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  • 08 Jun 2018
    DfE Minister formally welcomes revision to the national criteria for the Standard

    'The Quality in Careers Standard offers a great opportunity for schools and colleges to demonstrate their commitment to excellence in careers guidance and to gain recognition and formal accreditation. I am delighted that the revised Standard will be used in all Quality in Careers Standard assessments from September. The Government strongly recommends that all schools and colleges work towards the revised Standard, and department officials will continue to work closely with you to make this a success’.

    - Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, 4th June 2018

    Read the full letter here as well as the initial letter to the minister here

  • 25 May 2018
    REVISED NATIONAL CRITERIA FOR THE QUALITY IN CAREERS STANDARD

    Fully aligned with the Gatsby Benchmarks for implementation from September 2018

    Read more here

  • 10 Jan 2018
    CMQA Statement

    As well as our Consortium’s statement on the DfE Careers Strategy & the Revised Statutory Guidance issued yesterday, here is our Joint Statement as part of the Career Management Quality Alliance.

  • 9 Jan 2018
    DfE strongly recommends all schools to work towards the Quality in Careers Standard in January 2018

    Revised Statutory Guidance: read more here

  • 5 Dec 2017
    DfE Careers Strategy launched 4th December

    The DfE has released its plan for raising the quality of careers provision in England - here is the Chairman of our Consortium Board's statement

  • 16 Oct 2017
    New Awarding Body

    We now have 12 Licensed Awarding Bodies across the country as the Humber LEP team becomes our 12th Awarding Body – full details are here

  • 25 Sep 2017
    New Award Holders Page

    You can now view all schools, colleges and other learning providers who hold the Quality in Careers Standard here on a new section of our website showing Award Holders region by region across the country

  • 2 Aug 2017
    Newly-forged Career Management Quality Alliance publishes its formation and its first strategic position statement

    Here are the three documents issued 2/8/2017

    1. The Memorandum of Understanding
    2. The Position Statement; and
    3. The launch Press Release to accompany the Position Statement
  • 30 Jun 2017
    June 2017 edition of the CDI magazine ‘Career Matters’ carries article on Quality in Careers

    Read the article here

  • 21 Jun 2017
    Our response to the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Education

    Our response to the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Education "How well do schools prepare children for their future?"

    May 2017 is accessible here

  • 15 Mar 2017
    New Press Notice: National Licensing

    Dr Barrie Hopson, Chair of the Quality in Careers Consortium, announces that from 13th March 2017 there will be a new and simpler model of quality assurance for careers education, information, advice and guidance in England

    Read the Press Notice here

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