Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance - A webinar to engage and support school-college Governors (Free Webinar)

Series 1 - November 11th & March 11th 

Series 2 - January 13th & May 12th 



In order to maximise the achievement and outcomes of high-quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) provision in any institution it is vital to ensure that operational planning and delivery (when, where, how, who etc) is supported by strategic commitment, planning and alignment.

We can plan the most effective programme of CEIAG that hits all agreed benchmarked standards –as outlined in the Statutory Guidance, Gatsby Benchmarks and Quality in Careers Standard - but if we cannot implement it effectively and with fidelity, it will only have limited impact. School and college governors have a vital role to play in ensuring national guidelines are followed and standards achieved; these elements are important for the life of the institution and contribute to positive learning outcomes, social mobility and social justice for pupils and students.

Career leaders are a relatively new and vital component of the school/college careers ecosystem. They are charged with ensuring the effective implementation of CEIAG and should be supported in their institution by a nominated (careers) governor, who in turn can support senior management teams to position CEIAG within the whole school/college policy and development plans. This position is further affirmed within the Careers Strategy (2018) and Statutory Guidance (2019).

These 2x 1-hour webinars are designed to help school and college governors gain further insights into the value and significant benefits that careers related programmes provide. They will enable governors to better support school and college staff to review current CEIAG planning and provision in their institution. They will also assist governors to consider ways to help senior management teams to develop and implement a clear CEIAG strategic and operational plan in line with the new guidance.


Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes 1 and 2 will be covered in webinar 1 and learning outcomes 3 and 4 in webinar 2

  1. Consider why CEIAG is important and what the economic, personal and social benefits can be including employability and outcomes frameworks and resources.
  1. Develop further understanding of the strategy and statutory responsibilities of schools and governing bodies in relation to CEIAG and how to develop strategic thinking and long-term direction for CEIAG.
  1. Understand more about what governors can do and how much they can contribute to ensuring effective CEIAG planning and delivery. This will include accountability, how governors can promote the value of CEIAG inside and outside the school/college. How governors can provide effective mentoring support to individuals involved in careers provision.
  1. Develop further awareness of different CEIAG models, benchmarks and content to allow comparison and evaluation against own school models and approaches. This will include evaluation strategies linked to measuring impact of CEIAG provision including outcome models. Links and signposting to websites and other useful resources will be provided. 

Target Audience

School governors, career leaders and staff with responsibility for governor training. 

The Presenter

John Walker is the Manging Director of Peninsula Training, Development and Consultancy, a training and development company established over 15 years ago. He is a member of the Career Development Institute, the professional body for the career development sector.

John has over 30 years’ experience in CEIAG, policy and practice, and has worked on many national initiatives in relation to the sector and is a well-known and dynamic trainer and facilitator. Peninsula Training is also an assessment centre offering advice and guidance qualifications at all levels and John is heavily involved in the delivery of qualifications for the centre for many national and local organisations.

As the MD of Peninsula Training John is involved in developing and delivering a range of career guidance programmes for many of the counties career guidance providers. John has also led local and national programmes in youth work, family support, governor training, advocacy and leadership and management.

John feels it is important to retain a practice focus in his work so continues to provide career guidance services as a careers adviser and consultant to several schools and colleges in his home area of Devon. 

How to Book

Series 1

Episode 1 

Episode 2  

Series 2 

Episode 1 

Episode 2 

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