Paul’s view on whether there was ever a ‘golden age’ for careers guidance

It was in September 2014 that Paul was invited to offer his views on whether there ever was a Golden Age for careers guidance by writing a personal guest blog on Professor Tristram Hooley’s Adventures in career development blog (24th September 2014).

That blog remains pertinent as we move into the 5 year Parliamentary term of office for the Conservative Government elected in May 2015. Whilst Paul is delighted that the revised Statutory Guidance to Schools from DfE recommends that schools should achieve a CEIAG Quality Award (nationally validated by the Quality in Careers Standard), there is no cause for complacency as evidence across England remains that access in schools to professional quality assured CEIAG is ‘patchy’ and inconsistent.