COA organises regular CPD, regional network meetings, and training sessions for careers guidance professionals, careers staff and sixth form tutors. We also run a Getting Started one-day course for staff recently appointed to careers work.
See below for an up-to-date list of our current training courses, conferences, regional meetings and networking events.
Regional Meeting: Scotland Tuesday 20th November
The future of work, shaped by technology, threatens graduate jobs, even in traditional professions. So how do we equip students for their future, not the world we know?
Regional Meeting: Home Counties Friday 19th October
As a continuously developing field, cyber security offers a wide range of stimulating careers and opportunities for pupils who want to make a difference.
Regional Meeting: Sussex and Surrey Friday 28th September
The meeting's speakers will enlighten us on how to encourage our pupils to consider careers in the creative sector and what skill set they require to succeed.
Regional Meeting: Leeds Thursday 14th June 2018
This is a fantastic opportunity to visit and learn about the School of Design of Leeds University, and to discover the various degree courses available including their Year in Industry programme and new Fashion Technology course.
Regional Meeting: Newcastle Wednesday 6th June 2018
With the growth in Apprenticeships this meeting provides a great opportunity to learn more about what’s on offer and how best to advise your students.
Regional Meeting: South West Tuesday 22nd May 2018
With concerns that artificial intelligence may threaten even graduate-level jobs, Eluned will talk about the sort of skills that will be needed to compete in the job market in future.
Regional Meeting: North West Monday 23rd April 2018
Our keynote speaker will be Professor John Counsell, Head of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Robotics at the University of Chester who will talk about the many and varied careers opportunities in STEM, as well as new developments in the field.
Regional Meeting: Repton School Friday 16th March 2018
On Friday 16th March Repton School and Cambridge Occupational Analysts will host the Cyber Careers Conference at Repton.
You Say Tomato, I Say Tomayto Friday 9th March 2018
This course is for teachers who work with international students at secondary level in the UK within a careers context. It offers practical tips for supporting this cohort of students throughout their school career, as well as ideas for designing tailored careers education and guidance.