This course inspires school and/or careers leaders to give new life to their current careers provision.

It covers:

  • why careers education matters
  • where opportunities for careers education are
  • how to audit and ‘renew’ the careers offer
  • how to keep lessons fresh
  • ways to give confidence to non-specialists.

Aims and outcomes

  • Understand why careers education is important and how it can fit into the whole school curriculum.
  • Understand that opportunities for careers education happen in a wide range of settings.
  • Support an audit of your current careers education offering, retaining elements that work and changing or disposing of ineffective sessions.
  • Improve careers education sessions or fill gaps in learning by providing fresh ideas and links to cost-effective teaching.
  • Help school leaders to support teachers who are non-specialists in careers education.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Why teach careers?
  • Unit 2: Finding curriculum time for careers education
  • Unit 3: Frameworks, audits and schemes of work
  • Unit 4: Careers lessons to inspire everyone
  • Unit 5: Confident careers teaching for non-specialists


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...