Case Studies of Best Practice Around The Country

This section of the website hosts a series of case studies which schools and colleges have agreed we should make accessible. They are a means of showing how some of the good schools and colleges in the country are responding to the revised statutory duty to secure access to independent careers guidance.

Before reading the case studies, it is worth reminding ourselves what the OECD definition of 'careers guidance' covers, as this is referred to by the Department for Education in its guidance on what the statutory duty includes:

"Career guidance refers to services and activities intended to assist individuals, of any age and at any point throughout their lives, to make educational, training and occupational choices and to manage their careers.

The activities may take place on an individual or group basis, and may be face-to-face or at a distance (including help lines and web-based services)."
(OECD, 2004)

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In this context, each case study includes not only narrative explaining the approach taken by the institution (including its approach to quality assurance), but also contact details for potential follow-up.

To see case studies in each region of England simply click on the region and a number of case studies will be shown. We are also beginning to add case studies for Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands – these will be accessible by a simple click on map location too.

We're always looking for further case studies to show-case positive implementation of the revised statutory duty in England (and emerging best practice in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands).

If you know of a school or college that you think we should contact about a potential case study, please make contact with us by mailing directly to Paul Chubb (Quality in Careers Director) via or by completing our contact us form.

Important Note:

When reading a case study written before 13th March 2017, if it refers to the school or college holding an individually named CEIAG Quality Award (e.g. Investor in Careers, or Career Mark et al), please note that these are no longer awarded, they are replaced by the single national CEIAG Quality Award – the Quality in Careers Standard.

The previous providers of those awards are now Licensed Awarding Bodies for the Quality in Careers Standard and all schools and colleges previously awarded one of those awards now hold the Quality in Careers Standard.

Disclaimer: The Quality in Careers Consortium is not responsible for the content of external websites referred or linked to in any of these CASE STUDIES. Inclusion of a case study on this website does not warrant an endorsement from the Quality in Careers Consortium of any publication, organisation, conference, product, website or any other such item as included, unless the inclusion is specifically indicated as an endorsement. The Quality in Careers Consortium is not liable in relation to, and neither takes responsibility for, any contract entered into by visitors to this website.

Hyperlinks: Whilst we endeavour to ensure all links included are correct and working, from time to time links do not work correctly. We would be grateful if you could please report any broken or incorrect links on this website by completing our contact us form or mailing

Isle of Man
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