Career Education Standard

Career Education Standard

The Career Education Standard recognises the journeys children and young people make as they learn about the world of work from the early years to the senior phase. It sets out what children and young people will learn and what parents/carers, teachers/ practitioners, employers and Skills Development Scotland will do to support their learning. Implementation of the standard will improve the quality and consistency of learning about work and careers. It will improve young people’s ability to make informed decisions about future pathways.

Young People Entitlements

Entitlements Children and young people will be entitled to:

• experience a curriculum through which they learn about the world of work and job possibilities and which makes clear the strengths and skills needed to take advantage of these opportunities;

• develop skills for learning, life and work as an integral part of their education and be clear about how all their achievements relate to these;

• opportunities to engage in profiling that supports learning and the development of skills for work and future career choices;

• a learning environment that recognises and promotes diversity and supports them to understand that it is everyone’s responsibility to challenge discrimination;

• develop understanding of the responsibilities and duties placed on employers and employees;

• develop understanding of enterprise, entrepreneurship and self-employment as a career opportunity;

• know where to find information and access support making effective use of online sources such as My World of Work;

• develop CMS as an integral part of their curriculum;

• further develop CMS through the involvement of SDS Career Advisers in group and individual sessions as appropriate to personal circumstances and needs; and

• have access to a broad range of pathways through their senior phase including learning opportunities leading to work-related qualifications.