Careers advice and guidance for young people is very important at key transition times.
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Careers advice is the provision of advice through activities that help young people to gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to their own situation.*
Careers guidance is the provision of impartial guidance and specialist support to help young people understand themselves and their needs, confront barriers, resolve conflicts, develop new perspectives and make progress.*
Careers advice and guidance can be delivered by a range of practitioners, including careers advisers, persoanl advisers, form tutors, subject teachers, heads of year and mentors.
Young people have to make choices about what to study in Years 10 and 11. They also have to decide what to do post-16. Impartial advice and guidance will help them to make informed choices at these key transition times.
The Quality Standards for Young People’s IAG 2007 sets out how we can work together to ensure that young people receive high quality and impartial IAG at appropriate times.
You can find information about the options for young people at each key stage in learning pathways
Look at the CEIAG Good Practice Guide for more information about advice and guidance.
* Taken from Better Practice: A guide to delivering effective career learning 11-19, Janet Donoghue.