Services for Young People Services for Young People Hertfordshire

Leading and coordinating careers

IAG Conference 2021

Careers in a Changing World

Wednesday 30th June 2021 – 9.30am-3.00pm

Online Event on Microsoft Teams



  • Overview of the latest national updates
  • Share successes to strengthen local practice
  • Opportunities to explore solutions to current challenges


Keynote Speaker

Professor Tristram Hooley – an insightful overview of the latest national policy updates, including the impact of the pandemic on the future job market and an introduction to the revised CDI Career Development Framework


Choice of Workshops including

Using the CDI Framework to Support Careers Education in Secondary Schools – a practical exploration of the revamped framework and accompanying resources to enhance careers provision

Free CEC Resources to Enhance your Careers Programme – a demonstration of the latest resources designed to inspire young people about available opportunities and support

Best Practice HE Advice for Students – a summary of the key considerations

Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal – a year on update of the best ways to make use of this interactive website bringing alive labour market information, growth sectors, employment and apprenticeship opportunities

SEND Careers in a Changing World – showcasing best practice delivery models

Steps to Success – an introduction to a new Pre NEET traded programme to help each young person progress into a successful pathway of education, employment and training

Training Providers – who they are, what they do and what they can offer the hardest to help young people


If you haven’t received the flyer please email to request more details


Gatsby Benchmarks

Full Gatsby report

The Gatsby Benchmarks have been refined to better align with the needs of young people in college

Available here

Please click here for the latest news from the Gatsby Foundation


Schools wishing to assess their careers programme against the Gatsby benchmarks can use the free Compass audit tool, created jointly by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the Careers & Enterprise Company.

Compass audit tool


The YCH Services for Young People offer can help schools and colleges meet the benchmarks

For more information click here



Careers and Enterprise Company

The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) aims to support the government’s long-term economic plan by helping young people consider all the options available to them.



The latest statutory guidance, ‘Careers guidance and access for education and training providers’ (published October 2018) states that careers guidance will continue to be considered during Ofsted inspections, as set out in the Education Inspection Framework and Common Inspection Handbook (both published in May 2019).

Education Inspection Framework

School Inspection Handbook

The Quality in Careers Standard

The Quality in Careers Standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning.  Governmental statutory guidance recommends that all schools should work towards this award.

Working towards this award supports the learning provider by:

  • Raising the standard of the management and delivery of careers education, information, advice and guidance
  • Raising the profile of careers related education in the wider curriculum
  • Improving outcomes for young people and facilitating successful transition from learning to work
  • Supporting preparation for Ofsted
  • Providing a framework for meeting statutory guidance requirements


If your organisation is interested in following the recommendations in the statutory guidance and gaining recognition for good practice in careers-related education, please visit  for more informtion.

Careers Leaders

Every school should appoint a named person to the role of Careers Leader to lead the careers programme (by September 2018)

For a guide to understanding the role and information on available training:


For independent impartial guidance services and support for teachers in developing the careers programme: