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Certificate in Leading and Managing Careers Work in Schools

Certificate in Leading and Managing Careers Work in Schools
A programme of CPD for Heads of Careers

Two years ago COA launched a new Certificate in Leading and Managing Careers Work in Schools, led by David Andrews OBE. We are pleased to be offering this well-respected programme of professional development again in 2016.

The Certificate in Leading and Managing Careers Work in Schools has been designed principally for recently-appointed heads of careers. Although applications are welcome from newly-appointed heads of careers, experience has shown that participants benefit from having had a year's experience in the role before starting the course. Applications are also welcome from more experienced heads of careers who wish to review and refresh the careers work in their schools, and from careers advisers working with schools who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of careers work.

The course will cover:

  • an overview of careers education and guidance (CEG) in schools
  • an examination of the changing labour market, developments in education and the nature of careers in the 21st century
  • a review of CEG national policy and local practice
  • an introduction to theories of occupational choice and career development
  • careers information - careers library and teaching research skills
  • the careers education curriculum - aims, objectives, curriculum models
  • careers guidance - principles and practice
  • preparing students for HE
  • work experience and work-shadowing
  • use of ICT in careers work
  • continuous improvement of CEG: monitoring, review and development planning
  • the role of careers leader
  • effective leadership and management of careers work in schools
  • professional development for CEG
  • organising school-based INSET.

The course will provide opportunities to:

  • prepare for the role of careers leader in school
  • progress on to further CPD opportunities, including Masters programmes
  • meet other careers leaders
  • share experiences with fellow course members
  • review and develop CEG policy and practice in your school.

Course dates and further information

22 - 23 January 2016
11 - 12 March 2016
13 - 14 May 2016

The course will be based in Central London at: The Oxford and Cambridge Club, 71-77 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HD.


The six-day course fee, which covers all tuition costs and course materials, lunches and refreshments, is £1,200 including VAT.

To confirm your place please complete our online application form or download the brochure and application form.

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