Inspiring IAG Award

Inspiring IAG Award

Inspiring IAG has been designed to provide a good practice framework and recognition of high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for organisations that are providing support services for young people.

It has been written and updated by CEIAG specialists across the ten Local Authority areas of Greater Manchester in consultation with schools, colleges, learning providers, employers and local authority representatives.

Inspiring IAG is a three stage process, Bronze Standard, Silver Standard and Gold Award. Organisations progress through each stage where it is validated and assessed. The process helps organisations to identify areas for development as well as recognising good practice in CEIAG. Six key areas run through each stage of the

award, each underpinned by the principles of equality and diversity and raising aspirations.

  • Management and Leadership
  • Design and Delivery of CEIAG
  • Working with Partners
  • Information and Communication
  • Outcomes for Young People 
  • Involving Parents and Carers

Falinge Park High School is currently working towards this Award

Code of Practice

1.    The aim of the award is to: Ensure young people get the support they need to make well informed, realistic decisions about their future through careers education, information, advice and guidance.

2.    Have appropriate, up to date, accurate and impartial information and resources that all young people can access regardless of race, gender, religion, ability, disability, social background or sexual orientation.

3.    Ensure the organisational policies relating to careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) are up to date and regularly reviewed and reflect this code of practice.

4.    Empower young people by informing them of how they can access CEIAG to help them plan their future and make well informed, realistic decisions.

5.    Provide young people from year 8 onwards access to impartial professionally qualified careers guidance[1] and ensure formal regular assessment arrangements are carried out of the guidance practitioner, by appropriately qualified[2] senior staff to determine ongoing competency.

6.    Offer all young people access to impartial and independent[3] careers guidance[4], at a time and place that suits their needs.

7.    Ensure that all staff working with young people are offered and access ongoing training about qualifications/progression pathways and other relevant subjects and that there is a formal system in place to ensure the competency of all staff in delivering CEIAG.

8.    Work in partnership, where appropriate, with opportunity providers including employers, FE and training providers, and youth support services.

9.    Working with parents/carers to offer them information, advice and guidance to help them, help their son/daughter.

10.  Involve young people in the design, delivery and evaluation of CEIAG programmes.