The programme of CEIAG is underpinned by the following ten principles.
It aims to:
– be client-centred, putting the needs and concerns of students first;
– promote equality of opportunity, especially in relation to gender, race, religion and social background;
– demonstrate care and respect for both students and staff;
– raise student aspirations;
– help students make wise choices;
– allow students to develop and demonstrate key skills;
– improve the skills of independent learning;
– build links with the local community;
– help each other make a positive move on leaving school;
– build parental confidence and the school’s reputation.
Personal Career Planning is central to careers provision at all Key Stages. It should help students reflect on a range of skills and personal qualities and consider pertinent information that will allow them to make appropriate decisions in relation to career development.
The CEIAG programme is based on collaborative partnerships involving teachers, counsellors, senior management, parents, employers, and various external support agencies.
The CEIAG Programme is developed from the joint strategy document by the Departments of Education and the Economy, Northern Ireland: Preparing for success 2015-2020: A strategy for careers education and guidance (2016)
The increased choice of education and training pathways available to young people, the modularisation of the curriculum, the focus on employability and obtaining suitable qualifications in order that learners can meet the challenges of the changing world of work, place high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance, (CEIAG), at the heart of the curriculum.
Preparing for Success (2009)
The overall objective of an effective career education and guidance programme is to enable a learner to manage their own career development successfully, confidently and with due respect and care for their own needs, those of others and of their wider communities.
DE Entitlement Framework Circular 2005/18
The Entitlement Framework Curriculum ensures that young people have a much broader access to a wide range of subject pathways at KS4 ( both general and applied) that will meet their interests, talents and aspirations. Therefore there is a greater responsibility on schools to make sure that young people have the highest quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.