Speaking today, Dr Barrie Hopson, Chairman of the Consortium Board said:
“I’m delighted to announce that the Department for Education is continuing its strong support of the Consortium and the national Quality in Careers Standard.
For a third successive year, we have been successful in our application for grant funding from the DfE. This financial year, 2021-22, the department is providing funding to support the core central team of the Consortium (our national Director and the four Professional Advisers).
Following the successful launch of our first Virtual Event for schools and colleges (still accessible here on our website) the DfE has included funding for a second Virtual Event to be launched in early 2022. More details on that will follow in due course.
The DfE grant also includes support for us to launch a pioneering scheme of ‘National Endorsement’ of quality awards for careers education in primary schools. A number of these awards already exist but there is, as yet, no form of assurance of national consistency and validity. The Department is working with us to encourage the providers of these awards (who also are Licensed Awarding Bodies for the Quality in Careers Standard for secondary schools and colleges) to come forward for consideration for potential National Endorsement by the Consortium. Working closely with NAHT – one of the founders of our Consortium – we expect to launch the scheme in the coming month.”