We're Sad to Say Goodbye
Optimus Education Resources has now closed permanently. All orders placed before the 1st August will be fulfilled.
We started this business with a passion for careers, and we're proud of what we accomplished.
Some of the much-loved products that Optimus Education Resources has produced over the years may continue to be available. Please keep an eye on this message for any updates.
The STEPs series of workbooks and accompanying tutor notes have been the essential, tried, trusted and valued backbone of school careers programmes over many years.
STEPs is a series of individual student workbooks which take students through the stages of career planning from age 11, right through to planning post-18 options. The workbooks are progressive and are relevant to each year group. They cover a range of issues to help students to understand more about themselves, find out about careers and the world of work, and help them to plan for their future. Tutor Notes are also provided free of charge as a separate PDF, with accompanying PowerPoints for each age group.
NEW for 2022 - 2023
If your school or college is covered by the requirements of: Careers guidance and access for education and training providers: Statutory guidance for schools and guidance for further education colleges and sixth form colleges (July 2021), you may need to know how activities in the STEPs programme can support delivery of the Baker Clause. The Tutor Notes include a summary on how the exercises will help to prepare students in every year group to make the most of the opportunities provided by a range of education and training providers who can inform them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.
Last year’s editions included some big changes in response to the launch of the Career Development Institute’s (CDI) new, modern Career Development Framework. The Tasks in the STEPs workbooks are fully mapped to the new framework.
Facts, figures, and website links and recommendations in each workbook have been checked and refreshed.