Consultancy and Contracting

As the UK’s professional body for career development, with a track record in the design and delivery of training, resources and frameworks, the CDI is your ideal partner for development projects in the career development sector. 

Why work with the CDI 

We use our detailed knowledge of the sector and extensive network of experts, to provide services and support to help members develop and maintain their skills and knowledge for their work in public and private practice, education, research and policy. 

The CDI is engaged with key policymakers and influencers, with team members on the Board of Careers England and the Quality in Careers Standard Consortium and on the Executive Group for the review of the matrix Standard.  

We have extensive experience in designing, delivering and awarding training – from an extensive CPD webinar programme to level 4 and 6 certification, from being the largest provider of the level 6 Careers Leader training for the Careers and Enterprise Company to awarding the Level 7/SCQF Level 11 CDI Qualification in Career Development at eight universities as part of the Masters/Post Graduate Diploma in Career Development. 

We have a long history of creating an extensive range of resources to support learning and development, policy initiatives and best practice, including the CDI Blueprint of Learning Outcomes for Professional Roles in the Career Development Sector and the CDI Career Development Framework 

This expertise enables us to deliver client projects, either leading overall projects or bringing careers expertise to a wider programme. Recent work includes developing a Careers and Workplace Related Experiences (CWRE) self-assessment toolkit for schools and delivering workshops for The Skills Show and World Skills. 

What we offer 

The CDI offers a broad range of careers-related consultancy and project support, both as project lead and as a sub-contractor, including;  

  • Training and CPD: Delivering contracts for the CEC, public careers services, careers providers and HE institutions. From large scale, accredited qualification delivery to provision of smaller, bespoke CPD training. 
  • Developing qualifications, accreditation and standards:  We can advise or lead on the creation, revision and redevelopment of accredited qualifications to ensure they meet your needs while maintaining the highest quality standards. Our Head of Professional Development and Standards wrote the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development, the Level 4 Diploma in Careers Information and Advice and co-wrote the Qualification in Career Development.  
  • Authoring and developing CEIAG resources: We have extensive experience in researching, writing and publishing high-quality resources such as the CDI Career Development Framework, as well as regularly producing policy and other briefing papers. 
  •  National, regional and international conferences: With a track record of running prestigious and popular conferences, whether in person or online, we can design, manage and host your event. Our services include online booking and payment, income generating exhibitions, award ceremonies and workshops, tailored to meet your unique needs. 
  •  Bespoke projects: As experts in career development, we can lead or support with a wide range of ad-hoc projects related to the profession. Our internal experts and diverse network of highly experienced Associates enables us to design, deliver and tailor-make bespoke solutions, so whatever your need, we can help. 

Download our guide to the CDI’s commercial services and to discuss how the CDI can support you, please contact Joanne Thorniley on 01384 445627