Useful Links

Here are some useful links to other websites for comprehensive information on careers education and guidance:



The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills website covers areas such as skills, higher education, innovation, science, business and trade.


Careers & Enterprise Company

The Careers & Enterprise Company was established by the government in 2015 to provide strategic coordination for schools and colleges, employers, funders and careers programme providers.


Careers Development Institute (CDI)

The Careers Development Institute (CDI) is the professional body responsible for promoting high standards in careers guidance. Its website informs you of the latest careers guidance issues and codes of ethics. There are details on its service to its members and forthcoming ICG events.


Careers England

Careers England is the trade association for employer organisations involved in the provision of products and services promoting career education and guidance in England.


Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) website provides information on the latest government initiatives. The DfE is responsible for education and children’s services.


Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

The ESFA are accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults. They are an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.


Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them.  They commissioned Sir John Holman to research what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in England and subsequently developed the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks.



The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) is an applied research and development unit based in the Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences at the University of Derby. It offers practical solutions to feed into the design of youth policy, adult guidance and workforce development throughout the UK.


Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)

Ofsted inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.



The website for the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service provides information and application details for full-time undergraduate courses in the UK.