National Career Education and Learning Conference 2018

Thursday 12th to Friday 13th July, at the University of Derby, Enterprise Centre 

With special thanks to headline sponsorand exhibition sponsor   

This new two-day conference is designed to support the Government's Careers Strategy and Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges. The government has set out their definition of career guidance as meaning the full range of interventions that support young people to make choices and develop their careers. During the conference we will explore all aspects of what has been previously referred to as careers education, information, advice and guidance, focusing specifically on the delivery of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Programme information

Conference Evaluation

Key features of the conference:

  • Keynote speakers focusing on the Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Four workshop slots offering 16 different workshops
  • An exhibition, sponsored by Futures Adive
  • A poster session for students
  • A conference dinner

Target audience

The event follows on from David Andrew’s highly successful ‘York Conference’ and is aimed at career development practitioners based in schools and colleges including

  • Senior and middle career leaders
  • Career teachers
  • Career advisers
  • Governors
  • Employers
  • Widening participation practitioners 
  • QCD and L6 students
  • Enterprise coordinators
  • Local Authority, EBP and LEP representatives

Conference themes

The conference will have the Gatsby Benchmarks as its main focus and by attending the event, delegates will

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of the Gatsby Benchmarks;
  • Understand the link between the Gatsby Benchmarks and the statutory requirements for career guidance;
  • Learn more about quality assurance through the Compass tool and Quality in Careers Standard;
  • Share and discuss ideas for innovation and implementation within career guidance.


Booking information and prices


Earlybird rate

Closes 13th May

Standard rate

From 14th May

CDI/NICEC Member £200 + VAT £258 + VAT
Non-member £250 + VAT £298 + VAT
Student member £100 + VAT £125 + VAT
Conference dinner £30 + VAT £30 + VAT

Accommodation is not included in the conference fee but we have been able to achieve a special conference rate at:

    • 1) Jurys Inn, Derby (Tel:0115 901 6707) - quoting the reference - JIDERB110718. This hotel is holding 60 rooms for the conference at £109 bed and breakfast. If you do not want breakfast please book through Jurys Inn Derby or  
    • 2) Holiday Inn Express Derby (Tel: 0871 902 1607) - quoting reference CTM. This hotel is able to offer bed and breakfast at £87.50

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