Careers guidance information for teachers

At Dallam, through our whole-school and Sixth Form careers guidance approach we aim to: 

  • increase our students’ awareness of themselves and others  

         – to think about who they are, what they like and don’t like, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how others perceive them.  

  • introduce and develop an awareness of the world of work leading to economic wellbeing  

         – to develop knowledge of different sectors, how industries are interconnected and consider how the world and technology are changing and how this might impact on jobs in the future.  

  • explore strategies in making choices and decisions 

         – to develop the skills to be able to research opportunities, evaluate them and make considered decisions.  

  • raise awareness of opportunities in employment, training and further/higher education  

         – to know what organisations are out there and how they can access them. 

See Careers advice and guidance overview.

Here are some other resources which may be useful when planning and delivering lessons or answering questions from students:

Our careers programme is evaluated against the Gatsby Benchmarks.  Here are our results to help us identify our strengths and areas for improvement, and advice on ‘What good looks like’.

Gatsby benchmarks

Find out more about the Gatsby Benchmarks here, and some useful support and tools here

Test your knowledge about what careers education and guidance schools should be providing in this interactive quiz.

For some quick notes on soft skills, lesson planning and where to find answers, download Teachers careers support.

Help to advise on the future of work and the changes that will affect careers with the Future of Work Guide.

Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) programme – a way of getting virtual work experience with employers all over the country, not just limited to Cumbria and Lancashire.  


Find an apprenticeship

Become an apprenticeship

Understanding apprenticeships

Local colleges: Kendal College, Lancaster & Morecambe College, Myerscough College.

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