Mapping careers provision in schools and colleges in England
CooperGibson Research was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to map careers provision in schools and colleges in England.
The aim was to explore across a range of providers, the array of careers provision available, use and value of the provision and nature of delivery.
A survey was undertaken across England during February and March 2015, to which 107 members of school and college staff who had some responsibility for careers provision responded.
Most respondents reported that careers guidance was the main part of their job (45%) or they do it as part of their leadership responsibilities (39%).
The sample was made up of 34 schools with sixth forms, 34 schools without sixth forms and 39 further education providers, across all nine regions in England.1 This represented a range of institution types, with the most common being general further education colleges (19%), maintained schools without a sixth form (16%), maintained schools with a sixth form (15%), academy schools with a sixth form (14%) and academy schools without a sixth form (13%).