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: 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.
Getting to Grips with Careers Wednesday 10th October
Our hugely popular one-day course has been specifically designed to help and support newly appointed staff taking on a careers role in school.
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: 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.
Whose Life is it Anyway? Thursday 17th May 2018
This course is for those who work in careers in school and colleges. It offers useful steps in building positive relationships with parents and guardians. The course also covers conflict resolution and how to manage expectations.
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.
I'm A Careers Adviser: Get Me Out Of Here! Thursday 22nd Februrary 2018
This course is for careers practitioners in schools and colleges who offer one-to-one guidance interviews. It explores how to best utilise these interviews, improve engagement with students, and better integrate the interviews into your careers provision.