Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) package is delivered through two components – Careers Education and Career Guidance, both of which are underpinned by unbiased, impartial information. CEIAG is an integral part of the curriculum and provides the learner with a planned and co-ordinated range of activities that will enable them to deal with choices and transitions related to their future education, training, employment and life as an adult member of society.

The programme is delivered to individual learners or small groups with the tasks covered by a qualified CEAIG Advisor and employers, who will provide their expertise in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), in line with the Gatsby Benchmark.

It will help all learners to develop their capacity to make decisions and will also develop their personal qualities to enable them to live satisfying and effective lives in a changing society in which paid employment is a part.

For further information about CEIAG please contact us

Please see the latest Statutory Guidance on Careers guidance and access for education and training providers which was last updated and released by the government on 16/10/18.  This guidance is part of the government’s Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents.

The links to this guidance:-



CEIAG in Schools

EBSI have developed a range of Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programmes and services for delivery in schools.  These programmes have been developed in line with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Benchmarks, these eight benchmarks which every school and academy providing secondary education have been encouraged to follow by the government.

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

The Gatsby Benchmarks are not a statutory framework but by adopting them, schools can be confident that they are fulfilling their legal duties: the existing duties to secure independent careers guidance and provide opportunities to a range of providers to inform pupils about technical education qualifications or apprenticeships and the new duty to publish information about the careers programme on the school website.

Government recognises that the work needed to meet all eight Benchmarks will vary for individual schools. Government’s expectation is that schools begin to work towards the Benchmarks now and meet them by the end of 2020.  EBSI have been working with their schools and are providing impartial advice and guidance and are also working with local employers, sixth forms, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers and encouraging them to come into schools to help share their guidance and experience also and to ensure that students are given as much information as possible to help them decide on their career choices.

The schools which EBSI is working with are using Compass which is an online self-evaluation tool and they have been using this to assess how their careers support compares against the Gatsby Benchmarks and the national average. Schools  have been encouraged to baseline themselves using this tool, consider the opportunities to improve their careers programme based on their confidential results, and track their progress against the Benchmarks over time.