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 secondary schools and colleges in 2022-23.
For a fourth successive year, we’ve been successful in our application for grant funding from the DfE. This financial year, 2022-23, the department is providing further funding to support the core central team of the Consortium – our national Director and the four Professional Advisers – in their roles of leadership and management of the national Standard.
Following the successful launch of our first two Virtual Events for schools and colleges, the DfE has included funding for a third Virtual Event to be launched in February 2023.
Schools and colleges can access the 2022 Virtual Event via this link https://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/virtual-event-registration/
This year’s DfE grant also includes additional support for us to accelerate our pioneering scheme of ‘National Endorsement’ of quality awards for careers education in primary schools, launched last June https://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/careers-education-in-primary-schools/
We’ve already provided our National Endorsement for the C+K Careers quality award for primary schools, and other primary school award providers are known to be preparing their submissions to us.
As part of our commitment to open public transparency, we have prepared the following NEWS brief GFA 22-23 about the Aims, Objectives and Key Performance Indicators for this year’s Grant Funding Agreement with the Department.
On behalf of everyone associated with the Consortium and the Standard, I wish to place on record our thanks to the Department for its encouragement and support, which we value most highly”.