Interactive and easily engaging card packs.
Focuses on improving self-awareness to help with career choices and visual goal setting and career planning.
Developed by careers professionals tried and tested on the ground with a range of learners both in mainstream and specialist settings.
Helps your school to fulfill Gatsby Benchmarks 1, 2, 3 and 8. Can add value to your careers programme and help improve personal guidance in your school so guidance interviews become more meaningful, effective and therefore provide a more efficient use of time.
Aimed at yr 7s onwards
Each pack contains:
• Three packs: skills & qualities cards, (divided into 5 colour coded skills categories), values cards, and ‘What’s on your horizon’ cards
• PDF ‘eye catching’ handouts that can be used alongside the cards for group sessions.
• Lesson plans for how to use in a group and 1-1 sessions in different ways. (the number of packs needed as a minimum is half the class number in order to work in pairs but these can be used many times with different classes and year groups)
• Provides ‘in depth’ careers guidance in a fun, interactive and easily accessible format.
Will help young people to:
• Identify their skills, strengths, qualities and values and what they would like in their future.
• Gain insightful self – discovery and self-awareness that is required for impactful careers guidance and encourages them to take ownership of the process.
• Scale their skills based on how competent they are and how they feel about using these skills. This shows areas for development, skills gaps, super strengths and where they want to change career focus.
• Inform understanding about career choices they would be most suited to.
• Build discussion around how key skills and strengths can be utilised in everyday life and in different ways.
• Acknowledge their strengths and build on them, helping to boost confidence, self-esteem and empower them for the transition to post 16 post 18/19 destinations.
• Reflect on their values to build inner strength. This can help build resilience and reflect on behavior change needed for their career development.
• Understand how their values can relate to career choice.
• Produce personal profiles and personal statements needed for college applications, CV writing employment/ apprenticeship applications and interviews in an easy engaging way.
• Develop career planning skills by understanding which types of jobs they are best suited to.
• Identify what really matters to them in the next 6 months or 12 months.
• Identify what they want their life to include within a timeframe.
• Feel more motivated to make changes in their life by identifying the aspects of the future they want and the actions they need to take to get there.
• Gain understanding of different post 16 options and pathways??
• Broaden horizons, opportunities and raise aspirations.
• Build resilience by identifying what skills and qualities they need to make this change happen.
• Powerful and impactful tool for any teacher / careers adviser to delivery high quality careers lessons which is meaningful to individuals.
• Helps schools meet the Gatsby benchmarks and statutory requirement to deliver high quality careers.
• Packs can be used in a group setting in class, on a 1-1 basis or small groups. They can encourage team working or working in pairs to identify each other’s qualities.
• This comes with guidance sheet, additional activities worksheet of how to use the resources.
These easy pick up card packs makes it easy for any educator, key worker or parent to help deliver quality, engaging career activities. It can be accessible in the classrooms as part of PHSE group sessions and built into the careers programme for schools/ colleges. They can be used in libraries or learning hubs to encourage independent learning when required.
“The activities got me to think about possibilities I would never have thought off”
Young Person’s Coach / Mentor, Aspire, June 2019
“…I found working with these cards mind expanding”
Young Person, Aspire, Sept 2019
“I didn’t feel able to speak up before”
Young person, Aspire, Autumn 2020
“This really has inspired, and motivated our young people”
Support Worker Aspire, June 2020