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

It’s 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”.

It fully complies with the Department for Education’s ‘statutory guidance’.

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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Licensed Awarding Bodies

Details of the Awarding Bodies with 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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