Dorset CEC Virtual learning resources

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We have collated a range of virtual learning materials to support students, careers leaders, teachers and parents across the Dorset Enterprise Adviser Network and Dorset Careers Hub.

Below you will find a brief description and link to each resource. Careers leaders and teachers will also find details of how the resources link to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Primary Students

  • icould: A website with a range of careers resources and labour market information.

  • Speakers for schools: Organise for speakers to present to your students virtually.

  • Panjango Online: A range of online games, exercises and challenges that are work related.

  • icould: An interactive quiz relating to self awareness and careers, more suitable for younger learners.

  • BBC Bitesize: A range of activities, videos and resources on various careers.

  • Young Enterprise: A range of challenges, resources and activities covering enterprise, finance and maths.

  • Build UK / CITB: Opportunity to virtually explore local construction sites.

  • Careers Box: A range of educational videos from organisations around the UK.

  • The Wow Show: A live online channel creating real-life encounters with the world of work to inspire the futures of young people.

  • Creative & Cultural Skills: Website full of information on careers within the creative sector.

  • NHS: Website with lesson plans, activities and information on careers with the NHS.

  • Learn Live: Live broadcast and videos from various employers. There is also a chat facility.

Secondary Students

  • Careerpilot: A website with a range of careers resources and LMI.

  • UCASA website with education information on HE and Universities. Also includes information on apprenticeships and FE.

  • National Careers Service: A website with a range of careers resources and LMI. Also includes a web chat facility with careers advisers.

  • icould: A website with a range of careers resources and labour market information.

  • Speakers for schools: Organise for speakers to present to your students virtually.

  • Speakers for schools: Virtual work experience programme linking to a variety of employers.

  • Careerpilot: Activities that help students to link the importance of curriculum subjects to potential careers.

  • Start Profile: Online module for students to complete at home covering goals, self awareness and careers.

  • Panjango Online: A range of online games, exercises and challenges that are work related.

  • Youth Employment: Activities booklet to download to help learners understand career pathways, skills and employment.

  • Rate My Apprenticeship: Guide to download to help learners understand all of the options available to them.

  • Unifrog: Distance learning resources for KS3 and above.

  • Success At School: Electronic guides linking subjects with careers. Parent newsletters also available.

  • Prospects: An interactive quiz relating to self awareness and careers. More suitable for older learners.

  • icould: An interactive quiz relating to self awareness and careers, more suitable for younger learners.

  • BBC Bitesize: A range of activities, videos and resources on various careers.

  • Young Enterprise: A range of challenges, resources and activities covering enterprise, finance and maths.

  • Build UK / CITB: Opportunity to virtually explore local construction sites.

  • Channel Talent: Series of webinars on various curriculum and university topics.

  • Future Learn: Prepare for career success at university.

  • UCAS: A collection of virtual tours from universities all across the country.

  • Amazing Apprenticeships: Varied resources and activities to inform students on apprenticeships and the opportunities available.

  • Barclays: A virtual work experience opportunity which allows learners to see what skills are needed in a modern workplace.

  • Inside Sherpa: A virtual work experience program with a simulation of work at leading companies.

  • Careers Box: A range of educational videos from organisations around the UK.

  • Globalbridge: Online platform connecting students and employers.

  • The Wow Show: A live online channel creating real-life encounters with the world of work to inspire the futures of young people.

  • Barclays: Tools, tips and learning resources for you to help yourself or to support you in the development of others.

  • Creative & Cultural Skills: Website full of information on careers within the creative sector.

  • NHS: Website with lesson plans, activities and information on careers with the NHS.

  • Learn Live: Live broadcast and videos from various employers. There is also a chat facility.

  • My Career Springboard: Free digital careers platform with opportunity for students to create a profile.

  • Springpod: Free careers network for young people aged 13-24.

  • SACU: Website offering independent and impartial source of careers information to students, parents and teachers.

  • Success at Schools: YouTube video on the value of work experience.

  • i can be a...: Vitual tours from various employers.

  • My World of Work: Lesson plans, fact sheets and sessions guides.

Post 16 / Sixth Form Students

  • Careerpilot: A website with a range of careers resources and LMI.

  • UCASA website with education information on HE and Universities. Also includes information on apprenticeships and FE.

  • National Careers Service: A website with a range of careers resources and LMI. Also includes a web chat facility with careers advisers.

  • icould: A website with a range of careers resources and labour market information.

  • Speakers for schools: Organise for speakers to present to your students virtually.

  • Speakers for schools: Virtual work experience programme linking to a variety of employers.

  • Careerpilot: Activities that help students to link the importance of curriculum subjects to potential careers.

  • Start Profile: Online module for students to complete at home covering goals, self awareness and careers.

  • Panjango Online: A range of online games, exercises and challenges that are work related.

  • Youth Employment: Activities booklet to download to help learners understand career pathways, skills and employment.

  • Rate My Apprenticeship: Guide to download to help learners understand all of the options available to them.

  • Unifrog: Distance learning resources for KS3 and above.

  • Success At School: Electronic guides linking subjects with careers. Parent newsletters also available.

  • Prospects: An interactive quiz relating to self awareness and careers. More suitable for older learners.

  • BBC Bitesize: A range of activities, videos and resources on various careers.

  • Young Enterprise: A range of challenges, resources and activities covering enterprise, finance and maths.

  • Build UK / CITB: Opportunity to virtually explore local construction sites.

  • Channel Talent: Series of webinars on various curriculum and university topics.

  • Future Learn: Prepare for career success at university.

  • UCAS: A collection of virtual tours from universities all across the country.

  • Amazing Apprenticeships: Varied resources and activities to inform students on apprenticeships and the opportunities available.

  • Barclays: A virtual work experience opportunity which allows learners to see what skills are needed in a modern workplace.

  • Inside Sherpa: A virtual work experience program with a simulation of work at leading companies.

  • Careers Box: A range of educational videos from organisations around the UK.

  • Globalbridge: Online platform connecting students and employers.

  • Emsi: Blog with daily posts on the impact that Covid-19 is having on the current LMI.

  • The Wow Show: A live online channel creating real-life encounters with the world of work to inspire the futures of young people.

  • Barclays: Tools, tips and learning resources for you to help yourself or to support you in the development of others.

  • Creative & Cultural Skills: Website full of information on careers within the creative sector.

  • NHS: Website with lesson plans, activities and information on careers with the NHS.

  • Learn Live: Live broadcast and videos from various employers. There is also a chat facility.

  • My Career Springboard: Free digital careers platform with opportunity for students to create a profile.

  • Springpod: Free careers network for young people aged 13-24.

  • SACU: Website offering independent and impartial source of careers information to students, parents and teachers.

  • Success at Schools: Guide to apprenticeships.

  • icloud: Videos of job roles.

  • Start: My world of work.

  • My World of Work: Lesson plans, fact sheets and sessions guides.

  • National Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships information (national) to teachers/staff/parents.

  • Loughborough University: Careers in a box for home for students interested in HE (various subjects).

Careers Leaders

  • Careerpilot: A website with a range of careers resources and LMI. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4)

  • UCASA website with education information on HE and Universities. Also includes information on apprenticeships and FE. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,7)

  • National Careers Service: A website with a range of careers resources and LMI. Also includes a web chat facility with careers advisers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4,8)

  • icould: A website with a range of careers resources and labour market information. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3)

  • SUN: Recorded CPD webinar on how to link careers to the curriculum. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 4,5)

  • Speakers for schools: Organise for speakers to present to your students virtually. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 5)

  • Careerpilot: Activities that help students to link the importance of curriculum subjects to potential careers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 4)

  • Be Ready: Range of online resources and activities to support students with identifying skills, interests and career interests. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3)

  • Start Profile: Online module for students to complete at home covering goals, self awareness and careers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3)

  • Panjango Online: A range of online games, exercises and challenges that are work related. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 4)

  • Youth Employment: Activities booklet to download to help learners understand career pathways, skills and employment. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3)

  • Rate My Apprenticeship: Guide to download to help learners understand all of the options available to them. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,5,7)

  • Unifrog: Distance learning resources for KS3 and above. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3)

  • Success At School: Electronic guides linking subjects with careers. Parent newsletters also available. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 4)

  • BBC Bitesize: A range of activities, videos and resources on various careers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4,5,7)

  • Young Enterprise: A range of challenges, resources and activities covering enterprise, finance and maths. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4)

  • National Careers Service: Email to request an epack of resources to help deliver impartial careers information, advice & guidance. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 1,2,3,4)

  • Build UK / CITB: Opportunity to virtually explore local construction sites. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,5,6)

  • Channel Talent: Series of webinars on various curriculum and university topics. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 7)

  • Future Learn: Prepare for career success at university. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 7)

  • UCAS: A collection of virtual tours from universities all across the country. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 7)

  • Amazing Apprenticeships: Varied resources and activities to inform students on apprenticeships and the opportunities available. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 7)

  • Barclays: A virtual work experience opportunity which allows learners to see what skills are needed in a modern workplace. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 6)

  • Inside Sherpa: A virtual work experience program with a simulation of work at leading companies. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 6)

  • Careers Box: A range of educational videos from organisations around the UK. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2)

  • Careermap: A range of webinars for staff CPD on careers topics. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 1)

  • Globalbridge: Online platform connecting students and employers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,5,6)

  • Emsi: Blog with daily posts on the impact that Covid-19 is having on the current LMI. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2)

  • The Wow Show: A live online channel creating real-life encounters with the world of work to inspire the futures of young people. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4,5)

  • Barclays: Tools, tips and learning resources for you to help yourself or to support you in the development of others. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,4)

  • Creative & Cultural Skills: Website full of information on careers within the creative sector. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4,5)

  • NHS: Website with lesson plans, activities and information on careers with the NHS. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4,5)

  • Learn Live: Live broadcast and videos from various employers. There is also a chat facility. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4,5)

  • My Career Springboard: Free digital careers platform with opportunity for students to create a profile. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4)

  • Springpod: Free careers network for young people aged 13-24. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,5)

  • Future Learn: Practical ways to teach and support students online. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 1,3,4)

  • Microsoft: Webinar - remote learning in education. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,4)

  • Education and Training Foundation: Webinars and training events. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,4)

  • Career Development Institute: Webinars. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 1,7,8)

  • Success at Schools: YouTube video on the value of work experience. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,6)

  • STEM Hub: STEM resources. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,4)

  • Success at Schools: Guide to apprenticeships. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,7)

  • icloud: Videos of job roles. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4)

  • Start: My world of work. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4)

  • My World of Work: Lesson plans, fact sheets and sessions guides. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4)

  • Health Careers: Information for NHS Health Careers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4,5)

  • National Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships information (national) to teachers/staff/parents. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4,7)

  • Loughborough University: Careers in a box for home for students interested in HE (various subjects). (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,4,7)

Teachers

  • Careerpilot: A website with a range of careers resources and LMI. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4)

  • UCASA website with education information on HE and Universities. Also includes information on apprenticeships and FE. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,7)

  • National Careers Service: A website with a range of careers resources and LMI. Also includes a web chat facility with careers advisers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4,8)

  • icould: A website with a range of careers resources and labour market information. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3)

  • SUN: Recorded CPD webinar on how to link careers to the curriculum. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 4,5)

  • Speakers for schools: Organise for speakers to present to your students virtually. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 5)

  • Careerpilot: Activities that help students to link the importance of curriculum subjects to potential careers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 4)

  • Be Ready: Range of online resources and activities to support students with identifying skills, interests and career interests. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3)

  • Start Profile: Online module for students to complete at home covering goals, self awareness and careers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3)

  • Panjango Online: A range of online games, exercises and challenges that are work related. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 4)

  • Youth Employment: Activities booklet to download to help learners understand career pathways, skills and employment. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3)

  • Rate My Apprenticeship: Guide to download to help learners understand all of the options available to them. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,5,7)

  • Unifrog: Distance learning resources for KS3 and above. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3)

  • Success At School: Electronic guides linking subjects with careers. Parent newsletters also available. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 4)

  • BBC Bitesize: A range of activities, videos and resources on various careers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4,5,7)

  • Young Enterprise: A range of challenges, resources and activities covering enterprise, finance and maths. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4)

  • National Careers Service: Email to request an epack of resources to help deliver impartial careers information, advice & guidance. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 1,2,3,4)

  • Build UK / CITB: Opportunity to virtually explore local construction sites. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,5,6)

  • Channel Talent: Series of webinars on various curriculum and university topics. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 7)

  • Future Learn: Prepare for career success at university. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 7)

  • UCAS: A collection of virtual tours from universities all across the country. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 7)

  • Amazing Apprenticeships: Varied resources and activities to inform students on apprenticeships and the opportunities available. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 7)

  • Barclays: A virtual work experience opportunity which allows learners to see what skills are needed in a modern workplace. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 6)

  • Inside Sherpa: A virtual work experience program with a simulation of work at leading companies. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 6)

  • Careers Box: A range of educational videos from organisations around the UK. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2)

  • Careermap: A range of webinars for staff CPD on careers topics. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 1)

  • Globalbridge: Online platform connecting students and employers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,5,6)

  • Emsi: Blog with daily posts on the impact that Covid-19 is having on the current LMI. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2)

  • The Wow Show: A live online channel creating real-life encounters with the world of work to inspire the futures of young people. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4,5)

  • Barclays: Tools, tips and learning resources for you to help yourself or to support you in the development of others. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,4)

  • Creative & Cultural Skills: Website full of information on careers within the creative sector. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4,5)

  • NHS: Website with lesson plans, activities and information on careers with the NHS. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4,5)

  • Learn Live: Live broadcast and videos from various employers. There is also a chat facility. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,4,5)

  • Future Learn: Practical ways to teach and support students online. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 1,3,4)

  • Microsoft: Webinar - remote learning in education. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,4)

  • Education and Training Foundation: Webinars and training events. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,4)

  • Career Development Institute: Webinars. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 1,7,8)

  • Success at Schools: YouTube video on the value of work experience. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,6)

  • STEM Hub: STEM resources. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,4)

  • Success at Schools: Guide to apprenticeships. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,7)

  • icloud: Videos of job roles. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4)

  • Start: My world of work. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4)

  • My World of Work: Lesson plans, fact sheets and sessions guides. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4)

  • Health Careers: Information for NHS Health Careers. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4,5)

  • National Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships information (national) to teachers/staff/parents. (Gatsby Benchmarks: 2,3,4,7)

  • Loughborough University: Careers in a box for home for students interested in HE (various subjects). (Gatsby Benchmarks: 3,4,7)

Parents

  • Careerpilot: A website with a range of careers resources and LMI.

  • UCASA website with education information on HE and Universities. Also includes information on apprenticeships and FE.

  • National Careers Service: A website with a range of careers resources and LMI. Also includes a web chat facility with careers advisers.

  • icould: A website with a range of careers resources and labour market information.

  • Worldskills UK: Guide for parents/carers to help them support their young people in their career journeys & decision making.

  • Speakers for schools: Organise for speakers to present to your students virtually.

  • Start Profile: Online module for students to complete at home covering goals, self awareness and careers.

  • Panjango Online: A range of online games, exercises and challenges that are work related.

  • Youth Employment: Activities booklet to download to help learners understand career pathways, skills and employment.

  • Rate My Apprenticeship: Guide to download to help learners understand all of the options available to them.

  • Success At School: Electronic guides linking subjects with careers. Parent newsletters also available.

  • BBC Bitesize: A range of activities, videos and resources on various careers.

  • Young Enterprise: A range of challenges, resources and activities covering enterprise, finance and maths.

  • Build UK / CITB: Opportunity to virtually explore local construction sites.

  • Future Learn: Prepare for career success at university.

  • UCAS: A collection of virtual tours from universities all across the country.

  • Amazing Apprenticeships: Varied resources and activities to inform students on apprenticeships and the opportunities available.

  • Barclays: A virtual work experience opportunity which allows learners to see what skills are needed in a modern workplace.

  • Inside Sherpa: A virtual work experience program with a simulation of work at leading companies.

  • Careers Box: A range of educational videos from organisations around the UK.

  • The Wow Show: A live online channel creating real-life encounters with the world of work to inspire the futures of young people.

  • Barclays: Tools, tips and learning resources for you to help yourself or to support you in the development of others.

  • Creative & Cultural Skills: Website full of information on careers within the creative sector.

  • NHS: Website with lesson plans, activities and information on careers with the NHS.

  • Learn Live: Live broadcast and videos from various employers. There is also a chat facility.

  • Success at Schools: YouTube video on the value of work experience.

  • Success at Schools: Guide to apprenticeships.

  • icloud: Videos of job roles.

  • Start: My world of work.

  • My World of Work: Lesson plans, fact sheets and sessions guides.

  • Health Careers: Information for NHS Health Careers.

  • National Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships information (national) to teachers/staff/parents.

  • Loughborough University: Careers in a box for home for students interested in HE (various subjects).