Career Leaders Training for a Careers Hub or LEP area

If you are frustrated by the number of career leaders in your area who have taken up the free career leaders training funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) and feel like you would like to introduce a more local focus and train all of your career leaders together, then look no further. The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) at the University, in agreement with the CEC delivery are offering LEPs and Career Hubs the opportunity to arrange career leaders training to take place on a local basis.

Who are International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)?  

Over the past 20 years, iCeGS has been established as a centre of excellence within the career guidance sector providing research, development and consultancy services to a range of public and private sector organisations. Our work across all areas of adult and young people’s career learning, information, advice and guidance services provides us with a strong knowledge base of the needs of career guidance practitioners. iCeGS mission is to extend good practice in the field of guidance and lifelong learning, bridging the gap between managers, practitioners, researchers and policy-makers. 

Further Details

This approach allows us to train groups of up to 15 career leaders at a time at a venue of your own choice. We will work with you to engage your local careers leaders and to help them register and commit to the training. All we ask is that you provide a suitable room with presentation facilities and Wi-Fi access and some lunch on the face-to-face teaching days. We will do all of the rest. Here are the reflections of a careers Hub lead who used the University of Derby to deliver career leaders training for their hub.

‘Hosting the Career Leader training locally has added real value, in addition to all the benefits that completing CL training brings, our careers leaders have had the opportunity to network over four in-person days and develop and extend local links as well as not having very far to travel too.  As an added bonus the take-up has been fantastic with 26 participants and also the opportunity for Hub ECs and myself to get involved. It was a win win and we are looking forward to doing this again next year’

Careers Hub lead.

There are many advantages to this approach for example, where we have done this, it has encouraged exploration, problem solving and innovation at a local level. We always encourage a local Enterprise Coordinator or Careers Hub lead to join the group to provide local context. Hear what career leaders who have trained in this way had to say about this approach:

“It enabled local networking and made us feel like we are all in this together and not on our own!”

“It helped us network with local career leaders and to share ideas and good practice.”

“Belonging to the local career hub group has helped us to empower, engage and encourage!”

“Building and making contacts in our area to build a supportive career leaders’ group.”

We offer two types of career leader training. The accredited programme ensures that learners can gain university credit towards another programme at level 6. The programme consists of two 20 credit modules which are both assessed through a written assignment. Students who successfully complete the programme receive ‘The Advanced Certificate in Career Development’. The non-accredited programme is also provided at level 6 but the assessment is through an online portfolio of artefacts such as a schools careers policy and strategic careers plan. This programme results in the qualification ‘The Certificate in Career Leadership.’

The CEC covers the costs of this programme. Once you have discussed your needs with us and we have agreed the type of programme and dates you will need to contact your career leaders to determine their interest in the programme. All students will need to register with the CEC and choose the relevant programme. Alternatively, we can mass upload the details for your group centrally.

Who to contact

If you would like to have a conversation with us about this approach to career leaders training, please get in touch with Nicki Moore ( for the non-accredited programme or Tom Staunton ( for the accredited programme.

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‘Hosting the Career Leader training locally has added real value. In addition to all the benefits that completing CL training brings, our careers leaders have had the opportunity to network over four in-person days and develop and extend local links.

Careers Hub Lead
Hosted a Career Leaders Training