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Sheffield City Region Careers Award

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We offer the Sheffield City Region Careers Award in bite-sized chunks, providing a step-by-step level to achievement, which encourages improvement in careers delivery and motivates schools and colleges to go for the next level up.

Achieving the Careers Award has the following benefits to your school:

  • Public recognition for good practice
  • Helps to prepare and pass Ofsted inspections by demonstrating that schools are meeting statutory duties in relation to careers work
  • Helps schools and colleges to set targets and achieve aspirations of the quality of Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
  • Provides recognition to staff involved in careers guidance and offers useful feedback through the process of assessment
  • Increases participation and retention in further learning for students
  • Focuses positively on employer engagement and providing recognition for preparation for the world of work

Levels – There are three levels to choose from

  • The Bronze Award
  • The Silver Award
  • The Gold Award (Sheffield Futures as a Licensed Awarding Body for the national Quality in Careers Standard)

At Sheffield Futures we offer a comprehensive and flexible service to meet all careers information, advice and guidance needs for your school. If you would like more information about which level your school or college is at and how to raise the standard for students, please contact: SCR-Careers-Award@sheffieldfutures.org.uk


“School have a critical role to play in preparing pupils for the next stage of their education or training and beyond. Careers education and pupil support is a well-established part of the curriculum at Ecclesfield School in Sheffield. We are very proud of our Gold Standard award, one of the highest accolades a school can achieve.”

Lesley Cassell, Careers Coordinator at Ecclesfield School

How you can help

Our charity is dedicated to helping Sheffield's young people to reach their full potential and achieve the best out of life, whatever their starting point. To help us to do more to support young people and communities we need your help. Just remember, every penny you donate will make a difference.