Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)


DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

Web based information and guidance

Careers East Sussex

The Careers East Sussex website provides information and advice on a range of issues, including careers and post-16 opportunities, to all young people in East Sussex, as well as hosting the Careers Hub for Careers Leads in schools.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides free information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers on the phone, by email or in person.

Sussex Learning Network Careers Toolkit
A directory of free online resources that teachers and careers leaders can use to inspire and inform young people in Sussex about their career options.

Face to face information and guidance

Statutory duties of schools, colleges and training providers

Schools have a statutory duty to ensure that all pupils at the school are provided with independent and impartial careers guidance from year 8 to year 13. The Department for Education (DfE) regularly update and publish the following statutory guidance for schools, sixth form colleges and Further Education colleges:

Careers guidance and inspiration in schools: Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff (Jan 2018)

Careers guidance and inspiration: Guidance for general further education colleges and sixth form colleges (Feb 2018)

Youth Employability Service (YES)

Commissioned by East Sussex County Council to provide CEIAG support for specific groups of 16 to 18 year olds (and SEN up to 25), who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and who are experiencing multiple or complex barriers to engagement.

They are also able to provide support to identified Year 11 learners who are vulnerable and at risk of not progressing successfully and advise learners wishing to take up an apprenticeship.

To make a referral to YES please contact:

Support provided to schools and colleges to deliver CEIAG

The Quality in Careers Standard (Investors in Careers)

Investors in Careers is a licensed awarding body for the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS), the single national quality award for England for the management and delivery of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

East Sussex County Council is a recognised an Investors in Careers licence holder and we are able to fund, advise and assist you in achieving the standard.

CEIAG Networks

East Sussex County Council run a CEIAG network for teachers and careers leaders to meet three times a year, receiving updates on the latest policy changes, developments and opportunities to engage with funded activities to support CEIAG in schools and colleges.

Enterprise Adviser Network

Enterprise Advisers are volunteers who will work directly with the leadership of individual schools and colleges. These volunteers, drawn from business and other employers, large and small, will help schools and colleges develop effective employer engagement plans.

In East Sussex, we are keen to build on the priorities of Skills East Sussex, the local strategic Employment and Skills Board, by recruiting Advisers from sectors that we know will have skills shortages and gaps in the coming years or that will produce significant economic growth locally.

For further information about any of the support your school or college can receive from East Sussex County Council, contact