Resources for Schools and Colleges

This page is designed for Careers Leaders (CLs) and Careers Practitioners in Schools, Colleges and Enterprise Advisers to have access to high quality careers and enterprise resources mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks.  We’ll add the latest resources at the top of the list and you can download a spreadsheet version which will be updated at the end of each month.

We will continue to update the directory and will aim to post only resources that are not time limited here.  Resources that do have a date or deadline will be posted in the LLEP Schools Newsletter and the LLEP Facebook Workplace page.  If you have a great resource please email us so we can add to this page –

¹Denotes resource is also ‘SEND friendly’

² Includes local information for Leicester and Leicestershire

Gatsby Benchmarks
Resource Description  Subject(s)  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
World of Work – Guide to the local labour market- young people and adults ¹ ²

Source: LLEP

Resources, guides and lesson plans covering

  • different work sectors across the LLEP area
  • numbers of people employed in those areas
  • which jobs are in demand
  • skills that employers value
  • suggested links to find out more about working in that sector
Key resources for Careers Leaders ¹ ²

Source: CEC

National resources including Gatsby Toolkits for Schools, Colleges and SEND; Guide for new Careers Leaders; Ofsted Guides and guides for Headteachers n/a
World of Work Leicestershire  – Guide to the local labour market for young people ¹ ²


Local guide covering different work sectors, the numbers of people employed in those areas which jobs are in demand, the skills that employers value and suggested links to find out more about working in that sector.  Includes lesson plans n/a        
Subject Guides

Source: Success at Schools

Free careers guides for all subject areas. All subject areas       •         
Home Learning Hub

Source: Skills Builder

We are setting up a Home Learning Hub, so that teachers and parents and students can easily and freely access essential skills building resources from home.                
Mental health for young people

Source: Anna Frued National Centre for Children and Families

Advice & guidance for school staff about how to help children & young people manage their #mentalhealth during times of disruption to their learning PSHE                
Virtual Work Experience

Source: Speakers for Schools

Enables employers to solve key problems in their business while delivering meaningful and structured work experience to more young people wherever they reside.                
BBC Teach

Source: BBC

Whether you’re at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. Our website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject. Broad range                
NHS Careers

Source: NHS Careers

Information on 350 roles within the NHS  
Information on different careers


Information on a wide range of careers PLUS guides on: CV writing, Interview Skills, Completing an Application form Broad range                

Source: South East Stem Hub

The following material has been curated by the STEM Hub of the South East to support STEM@HOME in these challenging time Space, dinosaurs, ecology, structures and materials.                
STEM Home Learning

Source: STEM Learning

Free resources for home learning and continuing in-school delivery Resources and activities for STEM                

Source: Global Bridge

MyLearnLab, a collection of FREE skills, careers and PSHE resource packs for young people.  Also free record of achievement.  Have to be registered to access resources PSHE                
HE at Home

Source: Loughborough University

HE at Home, a programme of interactive activities delivered from the comfort of your own home. These sessions are designed to inspire and inform your children about different subject areas available at Higher Education (HE) level, some of the careers they could progress into, as well as the key skills your children will need to thrive as a student. Soft skills plus Business, Drama, English, Geography, History, Marketing, Maths and politics                

Source:  iDEA

Free online resources to help students (and anyone) develop digital, enterprise and employability skills through a series of online challenges/modules.  Students obtain “Badges” for each challenge completed and the more badges they complete, the more points they earn towards industry recognised Awards. Digital, enterprise and employability skills                
Digital Workshops

Source: Pathways Careers & Mentoring

Workshops covering everything from How To Create a CV; Preparing for a Video Interview; Work Experience and LinkedIn Masterclass to name but a few! Soft and employability skills including CV writing and LinkedIn masterclasses                
The MyTutor Guide to UCAS: Your One-Stop Guide A useful, step-by-step guide for parents whose children are applying to university through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The guide explores a good range of issues in a detailed but easily accessible way. n/a
Brilliant Club

Source:  The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning university access charity that works with schools and universities across the UK. We exist to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities. We do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools.

You can find out more information on our school brochure  access a variety of resources from The Brilliant Club’s programmes, designed to support pupils from 10-18.

The Scholars Programme

Source: The Brilliant Club

The Scholars Programme is a term-long intervention that gives pupils from non-selective state schools the opportunity to work with a PhD researcher to experience university style learning. It helps pupils develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to secure a place at a highly-selective university. We work with pupils from aged 10 to 18, supporting pupils to make an informed choice at 18.

You can find out more information on our school brochure