The government has just launched a Consultation on careers guidance for schools, sixth form colleges and further education institutions.
The consultation runs until Wednesday 1 August 2012 and so it offers a good opportunity to get your voice heard on this issue.
The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on whether the new duty should be extended down to pupils in year 8 and upwards to young people up to the age of 18 studying in schools, sixth form colleges and further education institutions. Subject to this consultation and to the parliamentary process, we are aiming to amend the age range by regulations from September 2013.
I’m in favour of the extension of this duty but I also used the consultation to express concern about the way in which the new duty has been implemented and suggest that the Department consider how it can use Ofsted and the National Careers Service to help schools to engage with their duty.
You may want to make different points, but it would be useful to get a decent response to this.