Policy paper

Careers guidance action plan

This document provides the government’s response to recommendations from Ofsted’s thematic review and National Careers Council’s report.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Careers guidance action plan


From December 2012 to April 2013, Ofsted undertook a thematic review of careers guidance in schools. Their report, ‘Going in the right direction? Careers guidance in schools from September 2012’, was published in September 2013. The report includes recommendations for government, schools, employers, the National Careers Service and local authorities, to improve the quality and delivery of independent and impartial careers guidance.

The National Careers Council (NCC) published their report, ‘An aspirational nation’, in June 2013. It reviews current careers guidance arrangements and makes recommendations for government, the National Careers Service and employers.

Published 10 September 2013