Guidance on School/Employer partnerships, Career Education and Work Placements Standard available now!

The newly developed guidance materials for school/employer partnerships as well as the career education and work placements standards is now available for practitioners. These will support the implementation of the Developing the Young Workforce agenda for children and young people from 3 – 18.

The suite of 3 documents include:

Guidance on school employer partnerships – to support meaningful and productive school/employer partnerships in schools across Scotland. The guidance is published in 3 parts:Guidance docs


Career Education Standard (3 – 18) – recognises the journey all children and young people make as they learn about the world of work from early years to the senior phase:  Career Education Standard

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 Work Placements Standard – recognise the rich learning that all young people experience when they use and develop their skills at work:


Implementing the School/Employer Partnerships and Standards will:

  • enhance learning across the curriculum
  • improve the quality and consistency of learning about work and careers
  • improve young people’s ability to make informed decisions about future pathways
  • significantly improve the quality of learning undertaken in the workplace
  • better prepare young people for the world of work

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance has announced the availability of the guidance and standard materials at this year’s Scottish Learning Festival. With regard to developing skills for learning, life and work Ms Constance commented that “teaching is a vital, highly valued and rewarding profession, an opportunity to use your skills to shape the lives of the next generation.”


For more information please visit the Developing the Young Workforce website at:

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