Quality Award

Prospects Quality Award in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Demonstrate the quality and value of your careers education, information, advice and guidance.

Quality in Careers Standard Award

The Quality Award in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) from Prospects is designed to accredit good practice and encourage development in schools, academies, colleges, special schools and PRUs / short stay schools.

The Quality in Careers StandardThe Quality Award in CEIAG (Prospects) meets the requirements fully for national validation by the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS). 

The Government recommends that all schools should work towards a quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance as an effective means of carrying out a self-review and evaluation of the school’s programme. Quality awards lead to better careers and guidance programmes because they help institutions continuously improve their careers work. Working towards a quality award gives CEIAG a higher profile and increases the involvement of senior managers and, especially governors.

Holding a nationally validated CEIAG award demonstrates to those outside the institution (for example OfSTED) that a high standard has been reached.

As the largest provider of careers information, advice and guidance in the UK, Prospects is well placed to offer a Quality Award in CEIAG in all areas of the country. We encourage careers coordinators who want to demonstrate the quality and value of their CEIAG provision to get in touch and find out more about Prospects Quality Award in CEIAG for their institution.

Download a quick guide to our Quality Award.

Download a 'Questions and Answers' information sheet.

Who to contact

For further information:

Prospects Quality Award

Sue Thacker 
CEIAG Co-ordinator
Careers Information and Education Team

[T] 0121 521 2336
[E] email me

Michele Squire
CEIAG Resources Manager
Careers Information and Education Team

[T] 0121 521 2324
[E] email me

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