Careerpilot maps to statutory guidance /Links to other resources

Frameworks, statutory guidance and evaluation tools to support careers planning

Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents December 2017

The new Careers Statutory Guidance Oct 2018

You can view the statutory guidance here

Ofsted inspectors will take account of the quality of independent advice and guidance provided in schools

The Gatsby Benchmarks and Compass Evaluation Tool

Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. Sir John Holman researched what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in secondary schools and the Gatsby Foundation is piloting the recommendations with schools.

See the summary of the report which shows the eight benchmarks of good careers guidance that Gatsby is piloting.

Below is a link to the Compass evaluation tool that the pilot project used.


Try out Compass, a free self-evaluation tool for schools and sixth forms in England that gives you an immediate confidential read-out of how your schools career guidance performs against the eight benchmarks. The tool was built by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the Careers and Enterprise Company to help you celebrate successes and focus resources on the areas of your careers programme that need the most development.

Teach First, NAHT, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and teachers across the UK have helped to design the tool and will continue to advise on its development. 

The Career Development Institute Framework

Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education 7-19

It has been developed principally for use in England where there is no longer a national curriculum framework for careers, employability and enterprise education, but it could also be a useful resource in other parts of the UK to supplement their national frameworks. The framework of learning outcomes has been prepared by the Career Development Institute to support the planning, delivery and evaluation of careers, employability and enterprise education for children and young people.

See the framework


Cascaid has a free online tool to help schools evaluate and improve their careers guidance provision.

Outstanding Directions is a great tool to help you improve your careers provision:

  • Benchmark your provision against other organisations;
  • Create surveys to gain feedback from parents and students;
  • Carry out ongoing self-review exercises to monitor improvement

To find out more about Outstanding Directions please click here.