education resource for use with young people from ages 3-18 years, Career Box provides
teachers with a range of resources contained within a series of CD roms. The
resource provides a range of interactive games, quizzes, multiple choice worksheets and
lessons and links to websites.
containing details of career advice and support, improving skills, career choices and
changes, vacancies, applying for jobs or training, starting a business, assistance with
vacancies and recruitment, labour market information, guidance on qualifications,
legislation and training, employer participation, teacher placements, Enterprise in
Education guides, Partnerships
careers, learning and work in Scotland. PlanIT
Plus has three main zones
- Career Zone, which holds
information on 26 broad Career Areas or 'job families', over 600 jobs, all
full time and part time courses at Scottish colleges and universities and
a Career Support section for those who want some help in choosing their
career or in applying for jobs.
- Learning Zone, which holds
information on courses at colleges and universities in Scotland, course
vacancies during Clearing and contact details for local community learning
centres and libraries. You can even request course information or apply
- School Zone, which is
aimed specifically at school pupils, their teachers and parents and has
information to help them with subject, course and career choices.
PlanIT Plus also has a large bank of
useful information articles on topics from Finance for Study to
Your Rights at Work and one of the most comprehensive sets of career
useful websites you will find online.
The Search facility lets you search courses, job
profiles, general articles or websites.
||A public sector
joint venture which aims to support skills and economic development by providing
educational and vocational guidance of the highest quality.
Scotland is part of Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. It
aims to provide labour market information for a wide range of users from beginners to
experts and to present an analysis in a user-friendly, clear and accessible manner using
robust and reliable information.
Work: Changing Worlds, Changing Work and Changing Schools
paper (published June 2001) in the Bank of Scotland sponsored series is all about change -
the social, technological and vocational changes which impact increasingly on our lives in
Scotland today and the pressures these changes create within our schools. How do
schools ensure that the learning they offer matches the changing demands of adult life and
work? It is hoped this paper will encourage debate, reflection and fresh thinking
about education for work. Readers are encouraged to respond to its content and to
contact firstname.lastname@example.org with their
opinions and views.
Routes/Access Route Planner
||A wider access
website which allows prospective students to input their current qualifications, if any,
their desired target job area and the website will provide them with access points and
progression routes to relevant qualifications in the College/University of their choice.
The site covers the whole of the north of Scotland. Links are provided to all FE and
HE providers in the north of Scotland.
||A website from
the Royal Academy of
Engineering about schemes designed to promote and foster an interest in
engineering as a career. The acronym represents "Better engineering
students today- Building enterprise success tomorrow" for which the Royal Academy of
Engineering has assembled a tiered programme of schemes.
|Social Work World Tour
||A website about
careers and training in social work sponsored by the Scottish Executive and the Scottish
Social Services Council
National Centre: Education for Work and Enterprise
Centre: Education for Work and Enterprise came into being on 8 May 1998. The Scottish
Executive had decided, following lengthy informal consultation, that it would be helpful
to have a National Centre which could give added impetus to an already impressive level of
activity in this field.
was set up in 2000 to provide a facility for students to find term time and
|All age careers service
by Wendy Alexander, Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, of the creation of a
new national all age careers guidance service to replace the current arrangements.
careers exhibition, where you will find a range of opportunities in education, employment
website for careers education and guidance professionals. The aim of this site is to
provide up-to-date information about all the products and services they supply.
There is also access to a range of support information to assist in careers work.
available from Careersoft
careers bookstore with books, videos and CD-ROMs about careers guidance and educational
which started life as an online directory and search engine for careers and Higher
Education information 1999, is a careers advice website with links to over 1700 other
sites. |It is part of the Trotman Group,
publishers of careers and Higher Education books.
|Computerised Careers Guidance Software
||Find out more
about KUDOS, CAREERSCAPE, FOTOFILE, and PAWS IN JOBLAND
|Scholarship Search UK
database of undergraduate scholarships offered by academic
institutions, commercial organisations and charitable trusts. Obtaining a
scholarship can greatly ease the increased financial burden of attending
European Choice: a guide to opportunities for Higher Education in Europe
essential information for UK students who are thinking about studying in the EU and other
countries including Central and Eastern Europe. Produced by the DfEE
||A website for
careers and lifestyles
Trust: courses for young engineers
Trust focuses on promoting engineering careers to young people through a variety of
activities including the provision of residential courses; prize awards for university
students; conferences and seminars; and supporting other engineering education
schemes. Superb course for students from S2 upwards and opportunities for grants.
||A website which
aims to provide students with an online careers guidance and education
service. It covers
- moving from the school or college to work
or Higher Education
- industry and company profiles that detail
- a forum through which young people,
parents, career advisors and teachers can exchange ideas, views and helpful tips and
- a medium through which companies can talk
to young people about the opportunities they have to offer and what they are looking for.
|Take a Seat
training notes and book produced by the BBC on applying for jobs and courses.
|Northern Ireland Schools Virtual Careers Library
|University of Northumbria careers
to other Sites relevant to careers guidance on the World Wide Web - one of the most
comprehensive sites available
organised by broad career areas, looks at qualifications needed for a particular career,
the types of jobs or qualifications are available in a particular career area and the
possible entry routes to a specific qualification?
Business Partnership Scottish Network which helps people in education and in business to
Abroad offers volunteers who want to travel and teach, placements around the world
where people really need to speak English to boost their long-term prospects.
Through Projects Abroad they also offer volunteers the opportunity of
gaining work experience with programmes covering a wide variety of subjects from medical
work to tourism and conservation.
|Choice and Career
site on careers information, research materials, development and good practice guides,
conference reports and more.
|Careers and Occupational
Information Centre (COIC) Catalogue
|Choice and Careers Division (CCD)
Association for Managers of Student Services in colleges (NAMSS)
||a valuable site
providing information about further education, student support, careers, student finance
and lots more of relevance to both students and teachers. Well worth a visit.
|Better Choices 7
about key areas for professional development for careers co-ordinators in schools
Apprenticeships are a major reform of the training system in England and Wales, which aim
to help make businesses stronger and more competitive. They offer a new way to get
high-level skills and qualifications needed to become a technician or manager of tomorrow.
|The Smallpeice Trust
Trust concentrates on charitable activities which encourage school students to focus on
science and engineering subjects, and to consider engineering as a career. They
organise courses for 13-18+ year olds.
|GMB pages for young members and schools
by the GMB union about employment rights and pay prospects for young people
(Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)
||the UK central
organisation through which applications are processed for entry to full-time undergraduate
courses, HNDs and university diplomas.
|UK universities and colleges
||complete list of
UK university and college web sites
centre for international careers
|The European Choice
||A Guide to
Opportunities for Higher Education in Europe
||A guide to UK
courses guide containing information on approximately 100,000 courses at over 1000
universities and colleges of further and higher education. Searches can be done by course
subject, location, method of study or by institution.