All our Investor in Careers Award holders have demonstrated a commitment to provide impartial, independent Careers Education, information, advice and guidance to all young people.
This really is one of the highest accolades an organisation can receive for excellence in this area of work and is definitely something the award holder can be very proud of. The IiC standard is about improving students’ awareness of opportunities, raising their aspirations and working with them to ensure they achieve their full potential. In addition to the benefits to students, many schools find IiC to be of enormous help in providing evidence for Ofsted inspections. We hope to see even more schools / colleges getting involved in Investor in Careers in the future.
We have a number of IiC licence holders across the country who will be able to advise and assist you in achieving the IiC standard. These organisations work closely with Investor in Careers and are experts in the field of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).
Our licence holders are part of the IiC national network and meet twice a year to update and ensure best practice. They are all committed to the Investor in Careers Standards and are on hand to offer advice and consultancy.
There may be a licence holder in your area
Prospects - Brent & Hounslow
Prospects Services Ltd - London East
020 8315 1516
CfBT Advice & Guidance
Babcock - East / Central London (Tower Hamlets, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Lewisham and Camden)
0208 514 9567
VT Enterprise - Wakefield
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Durham County Council
Luton Borough Council
Hampshire County Council
01566 777672 ext 240
Medway Youth Trust
01634 33 55 01
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CXK Limited (formerly Connexions Kent & Medway)
Adviza (formerly Connexions Thames Valley)
07891 052 321
East Sussex County Council
Babcock - West Sussex & Surrey
0208 514 9567
Ansbury (Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole)
Investors in Careers (Cornwall, Devon & Somerset)
We do have Licence holder opportunities across the country If you are interested in becoming a licence holder or finding out more please contact Sarah Johnson - firstname.lastname@example.org – 01566 777672 ext 240
The role of the assessor is vital to Investor in Careers (IiC) and all our Independent IiC assessors are highly qualified and highly experienced individuals. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and many many years of expertise in the field of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).
All our assessors work closely with Investor in Careers ensuring that the standards are up to date, fit for purpose and meet current legislation.
The role of the assessor is not just about making judgements on the quality of the CEIAG provision in your school, college, or training organisation, they also provide a supportive role and will discuss possible areas for development.
This does not imply that there are quality issues with your provision. The opposite is true. Our assessors will have visited many schools, colleges, and training organisations and will be able to share some of this knowledge and good practice with you - use the ttime you have with the assessor to seek advice and ideas for development, as this is also evidence of commitment to continuous improvement.
Pen portraits of all our assessors can be found here.
Danny McGregor has worked within education and training and, particularly, the information, advice and guidance (IAG) sector over many years as a practitioner, trainer, adviser, consultant and quality assessor. He has considerable experience of assessment and working to quality standards not only through his role as an IiC Assessor but also in providing preparation support for MATRIX assessment and working as a member of OfSTED teams inspecting Connexions partnerships.
DfES and LSC contracts to provide consultancy services have included a wide range of research projects and performance assessment surveys with an emphasis on Information, Advice and Guidance for both young people and adults. Connexions Partnership assignments have included development of quality assurance systems and staff training and development projects for teachers and personal advisers.
Danny has a Masters Degree in Careers Guidance and is particularly experienced as an IiC Assessor having worked in this role for over 10 years visiting a wide range of secondary schools, further education colleges, special schools and primary schools in London, the South East and West of England.
Linda has had a wealth of experience working for local authorities and other public sector organisations, both as an employee, and,since April 1995, as a self employed consultant and trainer. She has experience of working both at a strategic level and in enabling practitioners to translate policy into practice when working with client groups. Her portfolio currently includes working as a senior lecturer at London South Bank University, teaching and assessing on their Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance/Qualification in Careers Guidance course and working as a Springboard Women's Development trainer with four different corporate clients in the public sector in London.
Linda has been an Investor in Careers assessor since 1995 and is currently working with a number of guidance providers in London and South East England. She has extensive experience of assessment of the CEG curriculum in mainstream schools, special schools and colleges of further education.
Linda is qualified as a teacher, as a careers adviser and as a trainer and has a Masters Degree in Education from the Open University. She is committed to lifelong learning, and is currently studying for a Doctorate in Education with London South Bank University.
Linda is a parent governor at her son's secondary school in North London and has CRB checks and Enhanced Disclosure. She is a Member of the Institute of Career Guidance.
Ian has been a specialist in IAG since 1990 following a career change from pure academic and curriculum developer to developer of IAG training and IAG service delivery from 1991. During this time, he has developed CPD programmes for IAG workers in community settings and an M.Ed. in Careers Education and Guidance for Careers Co-ordinators in secondary and further education. He is also a former chair of the Plymouth IAG operational delivery group, a member of the Cornwall and Devon strategy group, and sat on a number of other regional and sub-regional strategic and operational groups. In addition to IiC Assessment, his current work includes evaluating IAG provision, impact assessment, and most recently, research into the IAG needs of migrant workers and their families.
Ian is a Fellow of the RSA, for whom he is currently supporting a group of student council representatives in forming their own city wide Youth Forum in Exeter, and supporting the development of a number of other youth-focused initiatives.
He is also a Member of the Institute of Career Guidance, Fellow of the Institute for Learning, and a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Jeremy Cloke has taught in secondary schools for over thirty years. As an AST (Advanced Skills Teacher) and 14-19 /I.A.G. Consultant with Devon Education Services, in his current role he supports schools and colleges with all aspects of their Information, Advice and Guidance provision, with a particular specialism in Careers Education and Guidance programmes and 14-19 IAG.
He has a lead role in IAG practitioner diploma groups across Devon, co-ordinating IAG Diploma preparations in consortia across the county.
He is an Associate Trainer and Consultant with LSN (Learning and Skills Network), delivering Training and consultancy thoughout the south of England.
In addition he is an approved Assessor for the Investor in Careers quality award and offers support and Assessments for schools, colleges and Training providers nationally.
Current developments include:
Devon e-ilp (electronic individual learning plan;)
support for schools/colleges in auditing their provision against "National" Quality Standards for Young People's IAG.
Since becoming self-employed in 2003 Ashley has undertaken work for various Connexions Partnerships, Local Authorities, the Learning and Skills Council, schools, colleges, universities and 14-19 Area Partnerships. He has undertaken and published a wide range of evaluation studies mainly within the fields of 14-19 education and training, IAG, work-related learning and enterprise.
He has designed and developed careers education and guidance programmes and local quality standards and has participated in a range of young people consultation exercises. He previously developed an accredited course for careers coordinators in association with the University of Central England, chaired the Executive Group of the former Coventry Education Action Zone and has developed curriculum materials reflecting changes and trends within the world of work.
He has been able to draw on 25 years of relevant experience as both a practitioner and manager providing services to clients across the ability range.
A psychology graduate, Ashley also possesses the Diploma in Careers Guidance, the A1 assessor's qualification and is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Educational Studies.
Paul taught full time for 33 years in a richly rewarding part of his continuing career. He has had a great deal of teaching experience and has successfully guided his school through the Investor in Careers process as well as retaining the award. He has a real sense of empathy with students and staff alike and he is well aware of the demands upon all involved in the education process.
Paul has been a keen, funny and active trainer alongside his teaching career. Paul's background as a lively classroom teacher and manager has provided him with a real practitioner's insight in to all aspects of the award, managing and teaching. Paul has actively served on the Cornwall and Devon Careers Council for many years. He has written papers on "Opening Minds" and has delivered resource based training with zest to teachers across Cornwall and Devon. He has always been very active in community groups and multi-agency bodies. Paul's imaginative sessions on successful teaching and learning have always been well received.
Sue has been involved in Careers Education and Guidance for many years, initially as a qualified careers adviser and later as an Advisory Teacher for careers and work-related learning. She was previously a full-time secondary school teacher for 7 years. She has been employed by a number of Careers and Connexions companies across the country, mainly in the north-east and on the south coast of England, as part of the management team.
During her career, Sue has worked with a wide range of secondary schools, special schools, independent schools and further education colleges to help them to develop their careers and work-related learning programmes through training and consultancy. She has produced differentiated careers education materials for use in the classroom and is an experienced Real Game trainer. She has been a tutor on the Advanced Certificate in Careers Education and Guidance programme, working with Canterbury Christ Church University.
Sue led on the Careers Education and Guidance quality standard in East Sussex for a number of years and a high percentage of schools and colleges in the area went on to achieve the award. She became involved in Investor in Careers in 2008, helping institutions to work towards the standard. In January 2010, Sue became a freelance Careers Education Consultant and an Investor in Careers Assessor. She is now based in Suffolk but is happy to work in any area of the country, to carry out assessments or to help with preparation for IiC.
Lesley has a wealth of experience in the link between education and the world of work across London and the South East of England. Most recently she has managed Special Education Needs work within all the Schools in Greenwich including the liaison with other agencies across the Borough. In addition she has taken the lead in evaluating the achievement of standards in Information, Advice and Guidance in Greenwich schools. She is an experienced manager in a range of schools and in the Connexions Service, most recently has managed a team of Personal Advisers delivering information, advice and guidance in schools in the London Borough of Greenwich.
She is a National Trainer for the Real Game Series as part of the overall development of programmes of group-work based activity for Schools including citizenship and PSHE. She has lectured on group work on the Qualification for Careers Guidance programme at the University of East London.
She has planned delivered and monitored the result of work experience programmes for the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lewisham and supported schools in Greenwich in the evaluation of their programmes. This has included the setting up of good quality relationships with local business education partnerships and delivering business simulations, role plays and placements for teachers.
Lesley is qualified as a teacher and careers adviser. She has extensive experience of assessment in mainstream schools, special schools and colleges of further education. She has a degree in Social Sciences; an Advanced Diploma in Special Education Needs; a Certificate in TEFL and is a NVQ Assessor for Education and Training. She also holds a Level B in Psychological Assessment.
CRB checks and Enhanced Disclosure through Prospects Services Ltd
Rosemary has worked in Careers education and Guidance for many years, first as a qualified Careers Adviser, and then as a senior manager within the careers service. She always took the view that careers education and guidance was an imperative for schools and colleges and throughout this time achieved considerable change through use of innovative resources and successful teacher training and support.
She has also worked as the Training Manager for a large charitable trust Careers company and developed her knowledge about quality awards and quality training and took responsibility for ensuring that all personal advisers and careers advisers were trained to the highest standards whilst achieving IIP for the company. She introduced NVQ assessments at level 3 and 4 and trained other assessors and internal verifiers. More recently she became the NVQ Centre Manager and internal verifier for the companies large NVQ centre.
Rosemary then took over the role of Careers Education and IAG Adviser and for the last 7 years has worked for her employer as a licensee for IIC , preparing both schools & colleges successfully for IIC assessment and reassessment. Rosemary is a Real Game trainer and holds Level A for Psychological assessment. She has an extensive knowledge of the IIC Quality standards for schools, colleges and training providers and linked with her passion for careers education and guidance and her experience in training careers staff and teachers has now become an IIC assessor. Rosemary has worked extensively in assessment of staff and careers education in London, East Anglia, Berkshire and Oxfordshire in her variety of roles over her long career.
Jan worked for the Connexions and Careers Services of Dorset and Coventry as a senior manager, communications specialist and careers adviser for over 16 years. Since August 2003, she has been freelance, offering evaluation, consultancy, writing and researching services to all types of IAG, educational and young people's organisations. She has worked with schools and Connexions services across England offering all types of IAG and CEG including audits, writing IAG policies and school development plans.
She is an associate consultant for the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), Association of Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG), SSAT, Creative Education, LSN, The National College of School Leardership, TDA, local authorities and Connexions services across England on all aspects of CEIAG, employer engagement, the 14-19 agenda and Diploma development. She also undertakes research and statistical analysis of labour market information to assist organisations to improve their CE IAG and develop their curriculum.
She is a published writer and producer of national careers and educational materials/resources including web-based information, magazine articles, reviews and directories for professionals. She also undertakes research and audits, supports all aspects of quality improvement, delivers training and presents at national and regional conferences.
Her writing credits include:
'The Recruitment Game CD - Rom (LSN)
'Breaking Down the Barriers- Good Practice in Progression' (LSN)
Careers 2005-8 (Trotman Publishing)
The Careers Information Handbook 2005-8 (Trotman Publishing)
People and Skills series (Franklin Watts)
Sarah Roché has over 20 years experience working within the education,guidance and training sector. She has considerable experience of working with the Investor in Careers quality standard and has successfully worked with schools and colleges as they worked through the process.
Sarah has worked as a fully qualified Careers Adviser, as well as a specialist consultant for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. Sarah was also the IAG champion for the South East, working for the SSAT on a contract from the DCSF.
Sarah has a Diploma in Careers Guidance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Careers Education. Although based in Hampshire, Sarah has covered the whole South East region over the past 10 years, including most recently working for East and West Sussex.