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CDI Certificate for Careers Assistants

This new two-day course is for Careers Assistants who support Careers Leaders in the administration and delivery of the careers programme and the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks and Quality in Careers Standard. The course will also cover how to meet the careers information needs of pupils/students; how to comply with relevant legislation and the CDI Code of Ethics and how you can keep your skills and knowledge up to date. For those wishing to accredit their learning and experience, we offer an optional accreditation package for the achievement of the QCF Level 4 Diploma in three Careers Information and Advice units.


CDI Scotland - Career Guidance and Development CPD Conference Scotland

The Career Development Institute, University of the West of Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University and Skills Development Scotland are delighted to announce a collaborative CPD conference, sponsored by Skills Development Scotland. This builds on and amalgamates the CDI Student Conference Scotland and the UWS/ENU/SDS Research Symposium and in addition offers a broad CPD opportunity for selected practitioners in the sector in Scotland. This Conference is designed to highlight the latest developments in the sector and is presented by a range of expert keynote speakers and workshop presenters all of whom are leaders in their field. Supported by a small exhibition of sector providers and suppliers, the conference is also a great opportunity for networking with students and colleagues from across Scotland.


Optimising Careers Outcomes for Young People with SEND

15% of young people of school age have additional needs. The new Careers Strategy places equal emphasis on all education settings to provide quality career provision to all young people. It is therefore essential that all careers professionals, whether working in mainstream, special needs or alternative settings, are able to understand the needs of all the young people with whom they engage and be able to support them to become career ready and achieve their desired career goals. This course will be of interest and value to all career development professionals, particularly careers advisers and careers leaders who have recently undertaken training through the CDI, Teach First and CEC-funded career leader training programmes.


Developing a careers policy for your school or college: a half-day workshop for careers leaders

Developing or renewing the careers policy in your school or college is a great opportunity to strengthen the careers programme. It is also an essential element of the government’s careers strategy. This workshop will help you to re-examine your vision and values so that you can lead the discussion about what careers work is for and what it can achieve. It will take you through the stages of assessing your current situation and building support from governors, senior leaders, staff, parents/carers and students themselves to set an ambitious but realistic agenda for improving students’ choices and decisions. Policy-making is also an opportunity to re-set the terms of your relationship with external partners including parents/carers, employers, careers guidance agencies and other learning providers. This workshop will help you to implement an effective policy-making process and to make a start on (re-) writing draft text and relating your policy to your future careers strategy.


Advanced Career Guidance and Coaching Skills

This master class is designed for experienced practitioners who wish to focus on aspects of practice that cannot be delivered by on-line resources and which require a high level of artistry. The day will be highly practical, exploring a range of tactics and sharing good practice. The approaches used will be suitable for use with a wide range of clients. Quotes from recent delegates: "I found the day so useful – it reminded me why I love the job" (University IAG Outreach Adviser); "A very interesting and inspiring training day - am feeling re-energised! " (Career Coach); "I found the day very informative, interesting, refreshing and it has given me some much needed new ideas on how to work with the pupils at my school" (School Careers Adviser).