Category: United Kingdom


This UCAS publication (April 2021) explores the reasons for choice of degree subjects of UK higher education students and applicants, and maps their decision-making journeys from primary through secondary school. It also explores the barriers and challenges they faced in the decision-making process. Based on the responses of 64,600 higher education ... Read More
June 1, 2021John McCarthy


England, the largest home country of the UK, is not a stranger to policy changes for career guidance provision over the past 20 years, some of which have been better or worse for citizens than the precedent! The most recently launched policy paper 'Making the best of everyone's talents and skills' ... Read More
April 1, 2018John McCarthy


This post follows well on the last post entitled Changing Places! This Report, commissioned by the Centre for Better Ageing (UK) and undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies (Brighton), presents the workplace and job-related factors that make employment fulfilling for older workers, offering insights into both the attitudes of older ... Read More
February 27, 2017John McCarthy


EMPLOYABILITY? WHAT IS IT? WHO DEFINES IT? A RESEARCH REPORT FROM THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PERSONNEL AND DEVELOPMENT (CIPD) CIPD is the professional body for Human Resources (HR) and People Development staff employed in the private and public sectors worldwide.  Its goals include promoting better work and working lives and working practices that ... Read More
September 15, 2016John McCarthy


In September 2015, Education Scotland, an agency of Scottish Government, published a Career Education Standard for children and young people as they make their way through school and learn about the world of work. The Standard is set out according to: -the Career Education entitlements of children and young people -the expected support ... Read More
July 4, 2016John McCarthy


This national strategy document has been prepared jointly by the Department of Employment and Learning and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland (part of the UK). It sets out the background to the development of the strategy; describes and analyses the social and economic context including the ongoing reforms of ... Read More
March 15, 2016John McCarthy


This 2011 publication by the Equality and Human Rights Commission looked at how equality and diversity policy issues were being treated in practice by careers services and schools in England. The Research Report examines: Young people’s attainment, choices and participation The role and influence of careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) Policy on CEIAG ... Read More
September 10, 2015John McCarthy


The Framework, published by Skills Development Scotland in July 2012, describes career management skills set around 4 themes: Self - developing a sense of self in society Strengths - acknowledging and building on one's strengths and experiences Horizons - visualising futures, and planning and realising them Networks - developing support relationships and networks. The skills ... Read More
September 23, 2012Tibor Kovacs


This is a Report of a Working Group established by the Scottish Government to examine current practice and propose future strategic directions for the development of the career guidance workforce in Scotland. Published in July 2012, it describes role profiles in the guidance workforce and the types of qualifications that ... Read More
September 23, 2012Tibor Kovacs


This is a practical example of the development of a career studies module for tertiary education students, produced by Pat McCash and published by the Centre for Career Management Skills at the University of Reading, UK. It provides an outline of a module that includes: career and learning, career and ... Read More
September 7, 2011Tibor Kovacs