The Quality in Careers Standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in secondary schools, colleges and work-based learning.

This link takes to the section “What is the Quality in Careers Standard?”

The Standard is accessible in England, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands and is fully aligned with the Gatsby Benchmarks for “Good Career Guidance”.

The Standard is “strongly recommended” by, and fully  complies with, the Department for Education’s ”statutory guidance”.

The Consortium also offers a process of “national endorsement” for awarding bodies providing quality awards for careers education in primary schools:

This link takes you to the section on primary school quality awards:  https://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/careers-education-in-primary-schools



Information for schools and colleges

A brief introduction to the Standard

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Guide to the Standard

The detailed guide to the Standard with its national accreditation criteria as aligned to the Gatsby Benchmarks

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Our Licensed Awarding Bodies

The geographic areas they cover and their contact details

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The Assessment Guide

The full details of what our Quality in Careers assessors will require schools and colleges to evidence in order to achieve the Standard

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