2. Statutory Guidance for
Schools and Colleges
This brochure outlines how CSWP - The Careers Guidance Company can support your school or college to fulﬁll its statutory
duties relating to careers information, advice and guidance to students in years 8 to 13. A new revised statutory guidance for
schools on carrying out their duties relating to Careers Guidance was published in April 2014. All Schools and Colleges are
now responsible for:
New Statutory Guidance How CSWP can help
All students from year 8-13 must have independent
careers advice and guidance.
CSWP advisers have a range of extensive experience,
and a strong track record of delivering careers advice in
schools and colleges.
Careers guidance must be combined with advice and
guidance which is independent, and from sources
external to the school.
We have over 30 years of experience of delivering
independent careers advice and guidance.
Schools must ensure that students aged over 16 are clear
on their duty to participate in education and training,
and that they are aware of the options available to
Our local knowledge of training courses, apprenticeships
and the Labour Market means that our CSWP advisers
can confidently advise young people into different
Students from Year 9 with an Education Health and Care
Plan must receive focus on independent living and
participation in society.
CSWP’s specialist career advisers will support the school
or college to ensure they meet their local statutory duties
relating to careers guidance to young people.
Every school should engage fully with their local
employers to ensure a real-world connection to enhance
their knowledge on employability.
We have a variety of Labour Market sources of
information that inform our practice, along with an
established network of local employers.
Schools should secure access to confidential face-to-face
careers guidance. It is likely to be particularly useful for
children from disadvantaged backgrounds, those who
are at risk of disengaging or those who have special
educational needs, learning difficulties or disabilities.
CSWP can provide intensive support for students with
multiple and complex issues. We have a long history of
working in partnership with mainstream, special schools
and colleges in the West Midlands.
Schools should have a strategy for the careers advice
and guidance they provide to young people, which
should be embedded with a clear framework linked to
CSWP can provide bespoke careers education
consultancy and support towards achieving a careers
Schools should satisfy themselves of the quality of any
external organisations they plan to work with.
We are a matrix accredited organisation and committed
to continuous professional development.
3. How CSWP can help your
School / College
Why choose CSWP?
We are Matrix
We are impartial &
Value for money
Ongoing CPD for
A range of career tools
to help your students
✴ Careers Guidance
- One-to-one guidance interviews, with part-time and full day
- Flexibility to provide group sessions, or bespoke programmes.
✴ Career tools
- Online diagnostic and curriculum tools to help students undertake
- Carrus will allow your students to take psychometric tests to
measure aptitude and suitability for different career routes.
✴ Investors in Careers Award
- A certification award that demonstrates your commitment to
provide impartial, independent Careers Education, Information,
Advice and Guidance to all young people.
✴ Work Experience Placements
- We have access to a diverse range of employers willing to offer
work experience to support your students.
Services for your school / college to buy: ✴ Special Needs and Targeted Support
- Intensive support for students with multiple or complex
needs (mental health, family issues, behaviour problems)
✴ Resilience and Mental Toughness Programme
- Our MTQ48 intervention programme will increase
attendance, achievement and motivation for young
people in years 10 and 11.
✴ Destination Measures Reports
- A bespoke report based on your student cohorts, which
supports outcome focused accountability.
✴ Employer Brokerage Programme
- A programme to support and enhance partnerships with
employers, local enterprise partnerships and other
CSWP have a range of other services, and can tailor our
service to your needs. We have a flexible pricing policy
which includes discounts for buying increased levels of
Good grade received
Extensive knowledge of
Local labour markets
4. About Us
CSWP, The Careers Guidance Company provides information, advice and guidance on learning and work, to people of all
ages across the West Midlands. We are passionate about making a difference. We believe careers information, advice and
guidance makes a real difference to people’s lives.
CSWP is a locally and nationally recognised provider of specialist careers advice and guidance services, delivering a service to
both young people and adults. We are a not-for-proﬁt organisation delivering high quality careers advice services, with a
successful track record of providing information, advice and guidance through Connexions, National Careers Service and other
related service contracts.
CSWP The Careers Guidance Company,
For further information about buying our
products please contact Sue Walmsley on
07867 455631 or email
What Schools say about our staff
“CSWP have worked with our Senior Leadership Team
to further develop transition for students leaving school.
Student feedback has been very positive and indicates
that the introduction of the transition events have given
them more direction and confidence to make decisions
about their future.” -- Rachel Day, Deputy Head Teacher
at Alice Stevens School
“Sheree works as the CSWP representative for
predominately Year 11 pupils at The Westwood Academy
and we find her support and advice invaluable. Sheree’s
extensive knowledge of opportunities for young people in
the Midlands cannot be faulted. Sheree is an asset to our
school.” -- Jill Beaumont, Head Teacher at The Westwood