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The Enhanced Careers Leader training

Date: 3 Jun

Is the Enhanced Careers Leader training worth it?

In a single word: YES. But don’t just take our word for it; experience the power of the training firsthand.

As the UK wide professional body for the career development sector, the CDI is delighted to be delivering enhanced training for Careers Leaders.

Why this training is needed

Drawing on their leadership, management, co-ordination and networking skills, Careers Leaders work strategically and operationally to devise strategic careers plans and careers programmes which meet the Gatsby Benchmarks and enable every young person to find their next best step. As the careers education landscape and world of work never stand still, Careers Leaders need access to the latest information on policy, developments and resources so that they can make the most of the time and resources they have for their role.


The Careers & Enterprise Company is fully funding this two-day training programme to support Careers Leaders to enhance their operational and strategic skills and knowledge.

In addition, on successful completion of the training the Careers Leader’s employer will receive a £500 bursary from the CEC.

But don’t just take our word for it; experience the power of the training firsthand.

“The Enhanced Careers Leader training provided me with insights into the operational and strategic aspects of my career plan, along with the practical skills needed for enhancement. It bolstered my confidence to conduct a teacher networking session, drawing on the enriched knowledge from the course.

The training facilitated networking with schools throughout England, fostering a deeper understanding of widespread issues and the exchange of best practices, especially from schools with a robust strategic vision. It brought my knowledge up to date regarding current career legislation, compared OFSTED thematic reviews from 2013 and 2023, and offered a glimpse into the potential future direction of careers.

The course also afforded me time for reflection and the identification of development areas, with ongoing support from John Walker. Ultimately, it has rejuvenated my enthusiasm for my present role and pinpointed areas I am eager to enhance and develop.”

Lindsay Masters, Careers Leader, Mounts Bay Academy


Thank you Lindsay for sharing your story. HERE’s the full information on the training.