London Ambitions ResearchNovember 2017, Research Report
This report identifies emerging promising practice in the delivery of careers education and guidance (CEG) through the London Ambitions careers strategy. It is accompanied by a guide for school senior leaders and teachers which provides evidence-base
Longer term impact of PRIMEFebruary 2016, Research Report
This report provides interim findings from a follow-up study, examining the destinations and career choices of students who took part in the first two years of PRIME.
How to provide work experience: Top Tips for leadersApril 2015, Practical Guide
The provision of work experience for young people is a core part of 16 to 19 study programmes. This Top Tips guide offers advice to schools and colleges wishing to further develop work experience opportunities.
Evaluation of the Second Year of PRIMEJuly 2014, Research Report
Launched in September 2011, PRIME is a commitment to ensure fair and equal access to quality work experience in the legal profession for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Careers engagement good practice briefApril 2014, Practical Guide
This good practice brief, published by NFER, ASCL, ATL and the 157 Group of Colleges, highlights the principles of effective careers education, information advice and guidance in schools.
Careers guidance: If not an annual careers plan - then what?September 2013, Policy Paper
This NFER Thinks paper argues that there is an urgent need to significantly enhance the quality and consistency of careers guidance for all young people.
Consultation on careers guidance for schools, sixth form colleges and further education institutionsJanuary 2013, Policy Paper
This paper sets out NFER’s response to the DfE’s consultation on Careers guidance for schools, sixth form colleges and further education institutions.
Removing the statutory duty to deliver work related learning at Key Stage 4January 2013, Policy Paper
This paper sets out NFER’s response to the Department for Education’s consultation on Removing the statutory duty to deliver work-related learning at Key Stage 4.
Vocational education: The Wolf ReviewJanuary 2013, Policy Paper
This paper sets out NFER’s response to Professor Alison Wolf’s Review of Vocational Education consultation commissioned by the Secretary of State for Education.
Evaluation of the first year of PRIMENovember 2012, Research Report
This report presents findings from the first year of PRIME work placements in the legal profession for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Hidden Talents: Examples of transition of careers guidance from local authorities to schoolsOctober 2012, Research Report
The LGA commissioned NFER to collate case studies of how LAs are supporting schools in their enhanced role to provide independent and impartial careers guidance to Years 9 to 11.
A review of careers professionals' involvement with schools in the UKMay 2012, Research Report
This report explores what recent research tells us about successful careers education, and guidance for supporting young people and those at risk of becoming NEET in their transitions and decision-making.
Evaluation of the implementation and impact of diplomas: Information, advice and guidanceJune 2011, Research Report
This paper explores the part Diploma-related IAG has played in supporting young people, where Diplomas have been introduced, to make informed decisions about whether to study for the new qualification.
Key stage 2 career-related learning pathfinder evaluationMay 2011, Research Report
DCSF commissioned NFER to evaluate the effectiveness of Pathfinder pilot, a career-related learning programme which took place in seven Local Authorities in 2010 with Key Stage 2 pupils.
Information, advice and guidance for young peopleSeptember 2010, Research Report
The LGA commissioned NFER to undertake research on the current ‘fitness for purpose’ of the Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) services provided to young people.
Careers coordinators in schoolsOctober 2009, Research Report
Research commissioned by DCSF, in collaboration with the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling, exploring the possibility of a national professional qualification for careers coordinators in schools.
Evaluation of Skills for Work pilot courses: Final reportJanuary 2008, Research Report
The Scottish Executive commissioned NFER to carry out an evaluation of the Skills for Work pilot courses between 2005 and 2007.
Developing and accrediting personal skills and competencies: Report and ways forwardApril 2007, Research Report
This report is the outcome of a review and consultation project commissioned by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) from Futurelab.
Developing and accrediting personal skills and competenciesApril 2007, Research Report
This report is the outcome of a review and consultation project commissioned by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authoriy (QCA) from Futurelab.
The role of training allowances in incentivising the behaviour of young people and employersAugust 2006, Research Report
The results reported here are key findings from a large scale survey of employers, apprentices, LLSCs and providers carried out by the NFER between June 2005 and March 2006.
Research into employers' views of quality work experienceDecember 2005, Research Summary
An investigation, commissioned by the Employability Skills Group at Connexions West of England, into the views of employers from the West of England area on the provision of work experience.
The case for careers education and guidance for 14-19 year-oldsMarch 2004, Policy Paper
An overview of research findings on careers education and guidance, focusing on the need to support the development of skills to enable students to make informed choices about their future.
Evaluation of increased flexibilities for 14-16 year olds: The first yearFebruary 2004, Research Report
This report is based on an analysis of surveys of Year 10 students, schools and colleges and training providers involved in the Increased Flexibilities for 14-16 year olds Programme.
Entry to Employment (E2E) participant studyOctober 2003, Research Report
The results reported here are key findings from research carried out by the NFER between February and July 2003 examining Entry to Employment (E2E) participants' perceptions and experiences.
The contribution of careers education and guidance to school effectiveness in partnership schoolsSeptember 2000, Research Report
This study was commissioned by the DfEE in order to gain a clearer understanding of the impact that careers education and guidance might have upon the overall effectiveness of schools.