14-19 Learning Pathways: Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
Learning Pathways includes an entitlement for all 14-19 year old learners to specialist and impartial careers information, advice and guidance.
Careers information provides details on such topics as the content of subject choices, information regarding careers and labour market intelligence.
Careers guidance plays a key role in helping young people to test out their career and learning ideas, ensures that their aims have been explored and challenged, helps them to evaluate their individual strengths, interests, abilities, experiences and learning styles and raises their aspirations in making informed choices about their learning/career pathways.
Learners in schools and colleges also have an entitlement to the Learning Core as part of the 14-19 Learning Pathways agenda. This includes the development of work related skills, careers education and guidance and work focussed experiences. The Careers and the World of Work Framework (WAG 2008) provides the statutory guidance to schools and colleges on the opportunities learners should be provided with to develop their awareness of careers, the world of work and how their studies can contribute to their readiness for working life.
The development of employability skills is one of Agored Cymru’s central aims and they are able to support this 14-19 Learning Pathways key theme of Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (including work related education) by offering a variety of units and credits that focus on:
- Understanding Careers Advice;
- Careers preparation;
- Planning and preparing for work experience;
- Work experience;
- Youth Gateway: Introduction to Career preparation;
Many of these units/credits are recognised through the Quality Assured Lifelong Learning Pillar of the CQFW and also have support materials available.
Schools, colleges, training providers or others that wish to deliver these units need to be Agored Cymru recognised centres. If you would like to find out more about working with Agored Cymru please complete an initial enquiry form - available on the website here. If you would prefer to ask about units and qualifications available, or have an informal chat before completing the form please ring 02920 747866 or 01248 670011 and ask for a member of the Business Development team.. Agored Cymru will provide ongoing support and advice on the use of Agored Cymru credit and qualifications including the requirements for assessment.
If you would like to discuss the strategic elements of the 14-19 education agenda for your organisation, please contact Dafydd Baker, Curriculum Development Manager (Learning Pathways)