Education Scotland/Scottish Government released the following key documents in collaboration with Skills Development Scotland, and parent and employer representatives, in September 2015:
The career education sets out what children and young people will learn and what parents, teachers, 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. The “I can” statements in the Career Education Standard (3-18) provide a basis for planning progress for children and young people on their journeys. This document can be printed from the Education Scotland website or accessed here.
Involving employers and third sector providers in the school curriculum will enable pupils to see the relevance of their learning in a real life context and will enhance the development of the wider skills and knowledge young people need to flourish in life. Guidance on School Employer Partnerships published in Autumn 2015 supports the aim of having meaningful and productive school employer partnerships operating in all secondary schools by 2018/19. This document can be printed from the Education Scotland website and can be accessed here.
Secondary schools should use the new standard for Work Placements to inform the use of work placements in schools. More information can be found in the resource section of this do This document can be printed from the Education Scotland website and can be accessed here.