There has never been a time when careers guidance has been as important for young people as it is today. The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students need to navigate is more complex and more challenging than that faced by previous generations. While the economy is beginning to recover from the recent recession, levels of youth unemployment and under-employment are still high. The raising of the age for participating in learning means that young people face a wider range of choices of courses and places to study.
Qualifications such as GCSE and A level are changing, and opportunities in higher education extend now beyond the UK to other parts of Europe and further afield. Students need help to make choices and manage transitions: they need good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.
Quality in Careers Standard Award - Gold
In July 2017 Tapton were delighted to be awarded the Gold Level of the Quality in Careers Standard Award.
This nationally recognised award asks schools and colleges to demonstrate they have in place the components of quality careers provision.
These components as detailed in the Award are; Management and Coordination, Planned Programme of CEG, Access to Information, Advice, Guidance and Recording Achievement and World Beyond School.
The Gold Award was presented to Clare Bensa, Tapton CIAG Coordinator by Sonia Hardwick, Assessor on behalf of Sheffield Futures acting as a Licensed Awarding Body for the Standard.