Careers related learning in art, craft and design

Careers related learning in art, craft and design

Information, advice and guidance for teachers to use when designing and planning their curriculum

Information, advice and guidance - Importance statement

The creative and cultural industries offer an ever widening range of opportunities for young people. However, young people need high-quality information, advice and guidance (IAG) to enable them to make appropriate decisions about their futures and to ensure that they fulfil their potential. The aim of these resources is to facilitate teachers in highlighting careers-related IAG within subject delivery. In achieving this aim, teachers should consider the three key objectives of statutory learning: successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve; confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives; and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

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Who are these materials for and what do they offer?

These pages provide support for teachers seeking careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) for art, craft and design across the secondary phase. They provide curriculum links and teaching activities drawn from schools across the country exemplifying what others are doing well already. In addition, the wide range of case studies challenge and broaden the perceptions young people have by illustrating possible careers linked to each of the teaching activities. These can be used both as information and starting points for further discussions.

Not all the activities will be appropriate for your learners, school or community but the wide range provided allows you to draw on those that best meet your needs and offer inspiration for designing your own.

Read more about the case studies, activities and curriculum links.

What impact will they have?

When curriculum materials are developed effectively your young people will have raised aspirations and increased awareness about the opportunities open to them. They will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sound choices and plan and manage their own futures. To achieve this, your planning will need to respond to the needs of each learner, actively promote equality and challenge stereotypes.

Schools are also required, through their SEF, to demonstrate their effectiveness in this area so your understanding and supporting evidence will be helpful.