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Career Education Standard


This has been developed with key partners in direct response to the recommendation set out in the final report of the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce “Education Working For All”.  It builds on advice and guidance in Curriculum for Excellence and in particular Building the Curriculum 4: skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. The standard sets out:

  • entitlements for children and young people (3-18); and
  • expectations of key partners to support the implementation of the standard.

The standard, when implemented, aims to better prepare children and young people for the world of work.

 Download the Career Education Standard (3-18):

PDF file: Career Education Standard (3-18) (840 KB)


Work Placements Standard

work-placements-stThe content and design of this new standard has been shaped by young people, employers, parents, schools and local authorities with the document setting out clear expectations for these core groups.

The Standard sets out these expectations into 3 phases for each key group:

  • In advance of a placement
  • During a placement
  • After a placement.

The implantation of the standard will enhance the experiences of young people when involved in work-based learning.

Download the Work Placements Standard here:  PDF file: Work Placements Standard (671 KB)

For more information on the latest developments around career education in Scotland visit Education Scotland’s ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ webpages.


SCHLAU – Transition Management Project, Nuremberg (Germany)

schlau-logo-3SCHLAU supports young people in their transition from school onto career pathways.  It offers targeted intervention for young people to support skills development and work-based learning opportunities in collaboration with employers.

More information on their Erasmus+ collaboration work from SCHLAU’s perspective (in German) here:

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