Prospectus of Services

Supported by many independent career consultants who are experts in the field, we are able to offer a wide range of contracted services to both member and non-member organisations under the broad headings below. For more information please contact Chief Executive, jan.ellis@thecdi,net 


If you are looking for an organisation to partner with you on a careers-related tender, then the CDI can offer a broad range of support including bid writing; CEIAG services; training; development of resources; organising seminar programmes within national and large scale shows; quality assurance and the additional value of our unique UK-wide brand. 

Recent customers include: CRAC; IF, World Skills and iCeGs.

Authoring and developing CEIAG resources

Delivering on contracts for the National Occupational Standards through UKCES and The Skills Show for World Skills, evidence that we are experienced at working to exacting standards and timescales.

Creating resources, drafting papers, frameworks and publishing are all skills that we are able to draw upon through our expert members and staff.

Recent customers include: The Careers & Enterprise Company and World Skills.

Training and CPD

Many career companies and HE institutions already take advantage of our bespoke training delivery. Most of the one and two-day training courses that we provide can be purchased and delivered locally, with significant cost savings.

Popular courses delivered locally include:

  1. Insight into LMI
  2. Practical Guidance Skills
  3. Motivational Techniques
  4. Advanced Guidance and Coaching Skills
  5. Social Networking for Career Advisers and Teachers
  6. Information and Advice Skills
  7. Management and Leadership
  8. Understanding how schools work

Recent customers include CXK Limited; Teach First; CfBT; DWP and Anglia Ruskin University.

National, regional and international conferences

We are well-equipped and have a great track record of running a wide range of conference events throughout the UK, supported by an online booking and payment system. Organising additional features such as income generating exhibitions, award ceremonies and workshops are also part of our offer.

Developing qualifications, accreditation and standards

As the custodians of the National Occupational Standards: Career Development, the awarding body for the QCG/D qualification, and the producers of the Modern/Technical Apprenticeships and related SVQs in Scotland, we have significant experience of consulting and creating new qualifications. For more information contact our Professional Development Manager 

Recent customers include: UKCES; Skills Development Scotland.