Buying our flexible value-added service ensures you will be meeting your statutory responsibilities to provide independent, impartial careers information, advice and guidance for your students from Year 7 upwards under the Education Action 2011 and the Government Careers Strategy requirements.
Our Advisers are all experienced professionals: they are qualified to a minimum of QCF Level 6 in Career Guidance and Development, have enhanced DBS clearance and benefit from continuous professional development.
We work closely with employers, training providers, FE Colleges, HE institutions and voluntary sector organisations and use local knowledge to help students make informed decisions about their next steps.
We have unrivalled experience of the local situation and are uniquely located with Birmingham City Council giving us access to current, high quality local and national labour market information including – progression pathways, labour market trends and future skills needed – which we share with our traded partners.
We have rigorous quality control measures relating to careers information, advice and guidance delivery. We are CDI Affiliated members. The quality of our Advisers’ delivery is regularly monitored and assessed. We conduct student evaluations about the CIAG services we deliver.
We are the chosen provider for a diverse range of schools and colleges across Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell including: special schools, 11-16 academies and maintained school; 11-18 academies and maintained schools, colleges and alternative provision. The majority of these have retained our service for many years.
Our delivery for students attending academies and schools in Birmingham is recorded using the local authority’s destination and tracking database: this reports directly to the DfE. Traded partners that choose one of our tracking activities are not required to supply September Guarantee or Annual Participation Survey returns to the local authority as our Advisers record this information for their students.