Gatsby Benchmark Eight

Personal guidance

Every student should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a Career Adviser, who could be internal (a member of school or college staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. (The CDI defines the appropriate level of training as being at least the full QCF Level 6, which is the minimum qualification level for admittance to the Institute’s Register of Career Development Professionals).

These interviews should be available for all students whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all students but should be timed to meet their individual needs.

  • Every student should have at least one such interview by the age of 16, and the opportunity for a further interview by the age of 18, by the end of their study programme.

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