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Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS)
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We work in partnership with schools, academies, employers and local authorities to support young people and adults to develop their employability and skills

Only available in Birmingham, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Coventry, Derby, Derbyshire, Dudley, Leicester, Leicestershire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke, Telford and Wrekin, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire.


The Quality in Careers Standard is the nationally recognised careers quality award for education providers. DFE "strongly recommend that all schools work towards the updated Quality in Careers Standard, incorporating Compass, to support the development of their careers programme."


Entrust are one of 11 licensed awarding bodies nationally for the Quality in Careers Standard.


The Quality in Careers Standard is fully aligned with the Gatsby benchmarks. The Standard offers an opportunity for schools to undergo an external evaluation of their careers programme and so is distinct from the Compass self-assessment.

The Quality in Careers Standard enables school to:

  • Provide impartial evidence about the quality and impact of your careers provision.
  • Inspire your students and teachers to be ambitious and aspirational in their careers planning.
  • Verify that you are meeting, and exceeding, your statutory duties for providing the very best guidance to your students, to help them participate in learning, and reach their full potential.
  • Demonstrate to parents, your governing board and stakeholders, that you are one of the very best schools or colleges nationally for CEIAG.

Our experienced assessors will guide you through the assessment process and support you to develop and enhance your Careers offer.  We will assess your CEIAG provision against national standards and give clear recommendations and actions to meet national best practise.  

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Staffordshire and Stoke £1300. All other areas £1300 plus travel expenses Please call our customer centre on 0333 300 1900 who will be happy to assist.
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