Statutory guidance

Careers guidance and access for education and training providers

Statutory guidance for schools on providing careers guidance.

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Careers guidance and access for education and training providers

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This statutory guidance is for:

Statutory guidance is issued by law; you must follow it unless there is a good reason not to.

It applies to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • community schools
  • foundation or voluntary schools
  • community or foundation special schools (other than those established in a hospital)
  • academies and free schools
  • pupil referral units (PRUs)

This guidance is part of the government’s Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents.

Published 25 March 2015
Last updated 16 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added updated guidance document.
  2. Updates to careers statutory guidance for schools, reflecting policy changes announced in the Government's careers strategy published on 4 Dec 2017.
  3. Updated information about the new single national careers quality award (paragraph 67).
  4. First published.