Government calls for face-to-face careers advice in schools

An independent report by Simon Hughes, the government’s advocate for access to higher education, recommends that careers advice should be guaranteed for all students, starting with teachers discussing career options with 10 and 11 year olds at primary school.

Other recommendations to help prepare young people for education, training and work, include: training in basic financial management for 14 to 16 year olds; career events that bring together careers professionals, parents and students in all secondary schools; flexibility on work placements that enables students to take them at any point from the age of 14; and development of networks of former students in schools and colleges that can be called on to advise young people and answer questions about careers, studies or life in general after school or college.

The report, looks at how best to ensure maximum access to colleges and universities for young people in light of the new system for financing higher education, and hopes to quell the “widespread concern” that fee increases at English universities would prevent young people from accessing higher education.

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Source: DfE / Nicki at dbda


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