National Careers Leader and Learning Conference 2019

Thursday 11th to Friday 12th July, at the University of Derby, Enterprise Centre 

With special thanks to headline 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.

Conference outline

    • Five workshop sessions
    • Three keynote panels
    • Exhibition of careers suppliers
    • Accommodation reserved at Jurys Inn, Derby
    • Conference dinner at the Masa Restaurant
    • Organised by iCeGS at the University of Derby and the Career Development Institute

Target audience

This second national conference, specifically designed for careers leaders and careers and employability professionals based in schools and colleges, will also be of interest to:

  • 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

  • Achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Quality assurance
  • Measuring impact
  • Using the outcomes of evaluation
  • Sharing good practice


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 - TBC. 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