Careers week support from the NCCE

16 February 2022

This year National Careers Week will run from 7 to 12 March 2022. Why not take this opportunity to gain inspiration from our free-to-access resources to help your students make informed choices about their future, and raise awareness of computing-related careers available to them.

We have curated resources from across the NCCE to help you support your students.

Useful primary resources

  • Barefoot careers resource: technology match – for ages 5-7
    This lesson will help your pupils learn about people’s jobs and some of the technology they use. Learning is through discussion, a card matching activity and creating new cards for others to match.

Cross-phase careers resources

  • Support from STEM Ambassadors
    STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who offer their time free of charge to bring STEM subjects to life. Your school can request a visit, either face-to-face or virtually, to inspire your students about the range of computing careers. We offer short courses for primary and secondary teachers to help you get the most from local volunteers.

  • Careers interviews and resources
    Gain inspiration from the NCCE’s selection of resources and stories to support your teaching. This page on the CAS website also offers resources and inspiration to help young people make informed choices about their future and demystify career and education pathways.

Useful secondary resources

  • The world of work - for key stage 4 students
    This unit from the Teach Computing Curriculum will facilitate a deeper comprehension of the methods employed by organisations and the impact the use of IT in the working environment has on all stakeholders.

  • Computer science journeys - for key stage 4 and 5 students
    Discover Isaac Computer Science’s monthly interview series and learn from passionate educators and recently-graduated computer scientists who are in a huge range of computing-related fields!

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