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English Career Resources for Teachers

These career resources for use by English teachers in the UK were commissioned by the Training and Development Agency (TDA) and have been produced by the Council for Subject Associations (CfSA) in partnership with five subject associations.
EA (English Association)
NATE (National Association of Teachers of English)
ND (National Drama)
MEA (Media Education Association)
UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association)

The resources have been developed with busy teachers in mind to help them introduce consideration of career planning into English lessons. To ensure fitness for purpose the resources meet the majority of learning outcomes within the national framework for Careers Education and Guidance (CEG) which was replaced by the new Statutory Guidance for Impartial Careers Education in 2009.  The DCSF recently issued this statutory guidance to schools on impartial careers education to help schools ensure that young people are prepared to make informed decisions as they make the transition to adulthood. This is at the heart of the Government’s new IAG strategy Quality, Choice and Aspiration. 

The resources offered here have been reviewed by practicing teachers and many have been trialled in schools. They are written specifically for use with Key Stage 3 and 4 students and offer a variety of approaches to introducing career-focused learning in the classroom.


The resources are copyright free.

Key Stage 3 Resources

Resource 1 Personal StatementCEG Learning Outcome 1
Resource 2Who Do You Think You Are?CEG Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 16
Resource 3StereotypingCEG Learning Outcome 4
Resource 4World of WorkCEG Learning Outcomes 4, 5, 8 and 13
Resource 5Poetry of WorkCEG Learning Outcome 6
Resource 6 The Changing World of Work CEG Learning Outcome 7
Resource 7 The Naming of Parts CEG Learning Outcome 9
Resource 8 Consequences CEG Learning Outcome 12
Resource 9 Managing Transition CEG Learning Outcome 14
Resource 10 Transitions CEG Learning Outcome 17

Key Stage 4 Resources

Resource 11 TV Careers CEG Learning Outcomes 2, 4, 10 and 12
Resource 12 Stereotypes CEG Learning Outcome 4
Resource 13 Values at Work CEG Learning Outcome 5
Resource 14 What is a Career? CEG Learning Outcome 6
Resource 15 Research CEG Learning Outcome 8
Resource 16 Media Careers Page CEG Learning Outcomes 8, 9, 11 and 13
Resource 17 Researching CEG Learning Outcome 9
Resource 18 Star or Extra CEG Learning Outcome 11
Resource 19 Understanding the Job Interview CEG Learning Outcome 16
Resource 20 Interviews CEG Learning Outcome 16

These resources have been developed with funding and support from the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

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