This course inspires primary school leaders to consider the purpose and content of careers-related learning for their pupils. It offers useful frameworks and practical ideas for planning and resourcing careers-related learning that is appropriate and relevant for KS1–KS2 pupils.

Aims and outcomes

  • Help curriculum managers, subject leaders, and classroom teachers to understand what is meant by careers-related learning in primary schools – what it is and what it is not.
  • Make a solid case for the inclusion of careers-related learning in the primary curriculum.
  • Help curriculum managers/subject leaders to fit careers-related learning activities into a recognised framework of measurable learning outcomes.
  • Help subject leaders and classroom teachers to choose and use careers-related learning activities that encourage and inspire all their pupils.

Course content

  • Unit 1: What is careers-related learning?
  • Unit 2: Start your careers-related journey
  • Unit 3: Careers-related learning to inspire everyone


Sue Thacker is an experienced careers education specialist with a long track record of developing and delivering quality training and CPD opportunities for careers professionals. She has spoken at local and national careers conferences, and led...