Introducing a new version of Kudos
CASCAiD is delighted to introduce a brand new version of Kudos.
Available exclusively online from June 2012, the new version will automatically be made available to existing Kudos customers.
With a brand new look, streamlined navigation and enhanced features, the new version of Kudos has been specifically designed to engage young people in planning their future.Upgrade Options
Here’s a quick guide to what’s new.
We’ve updated the design of Kudos based on feedback from young people to make the program more engaging and user friendly.
We’ve made it easy for young people to find their way around Kudos. The new ‘My Dashboard’ feature provides a central point for accessing all of the program features and gives feedback about progress.
There is also a new menu bar accessible throughout the program to allow young people to access each section of Kudos quickly and easily.
To help young people get the most out of their Kudos experience, we’ve added guidance to each section. The guidance is particularly useful where young people are accessing Kudos independently, without direct adviser/teacher input.
Young people can now answer three likes and dislikes questions on each screen. However, for users who prefer to answer questions individually, selecting ‘Slide view’ allows them to do so.
Improved career suggestion list
We’ve made it easier for young people to see how well the careers in their suggestion list match their likes and dislikes.
Enhanced search and filter options
It’s now easier for young people to search and filter both their career suggestion list and their own career ideas.
Enhanced career information
We’ve added new features to the career details screens which help young people to develop their career ideas.
New ‘My Subjects’ section
My Subjects encourages young people to record subjects that they are studying, have studied and are planning to study.
They can then add subjects to their action plan and set goals to help them achieve their subject targets.
Improved Types of Work
Based on feedback from teachers and advisers, we’ve improved how Kudos matches young people to different types of work. ‘My Types of Work’ is a dedicated feature where young people can explore which types of work match their interests.
Upgraded action plan
Young people can add careers and subjects that they are interested in to My Action Plan. They can then set goals with target dates to help them achieve their aspirations.
New CASCAiD Manager
Alongside the new version of Kudos, we will be launching a new CASCAiD Manager. CASCAiD Manager is the administrator functionality which allows you to control and manage user access.
The new Manager makes accessing details of your users easier. If you need a reminder of your Manager password, please call 01509 226868 or click here to email us.
Find out more
All of the new features are exclusively available in the online version of Kudos. For a reminder of your organisation’s access code, please call 01509 226868 or click here to email us.
To help you explore all of the new features of Kudos, we are offering free Kudos Training Webinars. These online demonstrations enable you to find out more about the new version and ask questions. To sign up, please click here.
We hope that you and the young people you work with enjoy using the new version of Kudos.
Upgrade option 1
Get the following additional Careerscape features in Kudos:
- University-level course information linked to relevant careers. This enables young people to see which UCAS courses are appropriate for each career.
- High quality career videos. These showcase a wide range of work environments, engaging young people in developing a greater understanding of different careers.
- Real-lives case studies. Interviews with people who do different jobs allow young people to get a very real insight into careers.
- Career information leaflets. Young people can download, save and/or print PDF leaflets of career information.
The upgrade also provides full access to Careerscape, which offers comprehensive information on education, training, work options and other issues which may affect a young person’s choices. With information and advice on topics including Apprenticeships, Law Careers, Bullying, Higher Education in Europe and Job Hunting, Careerscape provides a one-stop-shop for information which helps young people plan their future.
For more information on Careerscape, please click here.
Kudos subscribers can upgrade their current licence for just £120*. To find out more, please click here.
Upgrade option 2
Raise aspirations and achievement with Kudos Inspire.
In addition to the features in Kudos, you can also get the following:
- My Skills which identifies transferable skills and how they link to careers
- Inspire Me! which shows careers that students can aspire to if they raise their achievement
- Subject Check which enables students to identify the subjects they need to take post-16 to achieve their career goals
- Progression Routes which highlight routes to professional careers
- Information on university-level courses
- UCAS Personal Statement builder with in-depth guidance
- Articles relating to education, training and career planning
- CV building tool to create and manage a CV
- Education and career plans which encourage students to plan and set goals.
Kudos Inspire is the perfect tool to help raise aspirations and achievement. It promotes social mobility by showing every young person what they have the potential to achieve and supports the raising the participation age and widening participation agendas.
Click here to find out more and take a look at the demonstration video.
Current Kudos subscribers can upgrade to Kudos Inspire for just £200*. To find out more, please click here.
Kudos Inspire is part of Inspire, an innovative approach to raising aspirations through a blend of online tools and professional, adviser-led school activities. Please click here to find out more about Inspire.
*All prices exclude VAT and are valid until 31/07/2012. Prices are for one-year site licences. However, we will pro-rata the cost of your upgrade so that it is renewable at the same time as your existing Kudos licence.