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Quality assuring your careers programme

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To supplement the Gatsby Benchmarks more and more schools are exploring a framework that will allow them to ensure that the content of their careers programme delivers a first class service to their students.

By far and away the most effective way of managing this is through the Quality in Careers Standard, details of which can be found at: https://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/. Providing a structure to allow the development of your careers programme it has the added advantage of being externally accredited which brings additional credibility to the programme.

For those schools who may not be able to manage the cost of this process there is a free option which can still enable you to work through a process to develop your careers programme using the updated CDI Framework which can be found at: https://www.thecdi.net/Careers-Framework. Whilst this is internally managed and does not include external validation following the framework can provide a degree of reassurance that your programme meets the framework developed by the professional body in the UK for Careers Guidance