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Free Careers Education And Teaching Resources

Download lesson plans, assembly plans, presentations, videos and posters to help your students build Young Professional skills while in education.

Join Youth Employment UK today for free resources and CEIAG support.

You can sign up using the form below to join the Youth Employment UK careers education community. Membership is free, and you'll gain access to a wealth of free teaching resources including a regular newsletter, lesson plans, presentations, videos and more. Our resources are designed to introduce students and young people aged 14-24 to 5 key Young Professional skills they can develop prior to transitioning into the world of work.

Free Teacher Benefits When You Join:

  • Gain access to a host of free resources helping you to deliver CEIAG
  • Embed Young Professional Training in your school, college or university to help students develop key skills
  • Get the latest updates on news, events and policy that could benefit your students
  • Network with peers to share insights and best practice
  • Inspire students in your place of learning with visits from our Youth Ambassadors

Q.How to access free careers education resources?

A.Create your free member profile below

  • Regular news and CEIAG information
  • Lesson plans
  • Assembly plans
  • Presentations and videos

The 5 top life skills are self belief, communication, self management, teamwork and problem solving. These are the skills employers look for. Our Young Professional programme helps young people understand how these skills apply to them and can be developed alongside qualifications and experience.

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How can free Young Professional training be embedded in careers learning?

Training skills for life. In school and beyond.

Youth Employment UK offers free Young Professional training to all young people aged 14-24 so that they can recognise, value and develop 5 top skills which support their employability and self-development.

Delivery takes the format of weekly information and challenges via a newsletter, an online quiz which presents students with a Young Professional certificate on completion, and a wealth of information and resources in our Young People hub.

We provide regular free resources and support for careers education providers to support you in Young Professional training with students in line with CEIAG.

“Excellent for information delivered in both written and visual formats to keep students interested.”

Louise Rochford, Careers Advisor

Become a Young Professional Provider

Would you like to find out how your school, college, university or youth organisations can embed Young Professional training in its education programmes and become a Young Professional Provider? Or maybe you'd like to book a school visit from one of our Youth Ambassadors? Just click one of the buttons below to send an email to info@youthemployment.org.uk - we look forward to hearing from you.

Email a request for one of our Youth Ambassadors to visit your establishment and speak at assembly or meet students. All our Youth Ambassadors are young volunteers aged 16-24 who are passionate about self-improvement through Young Professional training and can relate to your students.

Email to enquire about embedding Young Professional training in your education programmes. Young Professional training prepares young people for life and work post-education. It combines online learning and resources with weekly challenges.

Free Careers Education and Teaching Resources

You can directly access many of the resources below without signing up to join our careers education community. However, taking the Young Professional Quiz requires (free) registration for participating students and young people. You will find more information in the Starter Pack, available to download below.

These are the 5 top life skills students and young people aged 14-24 can grow as a Young Professional.

Boost your confidence and motivation. Keep moving forward.

Going out with friends or to a job interview? Communicate!

Get organised. Stay on track. It’s a great way to own your life.

Work well in a team, support your boss and step up to help.

Find answers to life’s little/big problems: keep a clear head.

Additional Resources for Young People

We have lots more free help guides and info on offer to help young people aged 14-24 grow their skills. They can explore the Careers Hub, for great career ideas and step-by-step guides on how to get into them. They can also browse our Choices Zone, where they'll find help with making life's big decisions, from choosing GCSEs to figuring out what they want to do next in life. Young people can also get tips on money issues and mental health to support their development.

How Can Students Get Involved?

Sign up as a Youth Member

A requirement to taking the Young Professional Quiz

Have a Go at the Skills Quiz

Youth Members can take this quiz to see how they do

Volunteer with us as a Youth Ambassador

Become a Youth Ambassador

About Us

Youth Employment UK is the leading campaign and membership organisation dedicated to tackling youth unemployment in the UK. We engage with youth employment policy on a national and government level. Working alongside education providers in schools, colleges and universities, we build bridges between young people, education and the world of work.

Careers Education Programmes

Our Young Professional Training, free to all, is a structured framework of resources and weekly challenges enabling young people aged 14-24 to develop the five key life and work skills they need in education and beyond: self-belief, self-management, communication, teamwork and problem-solving. It can be embedded into education programmes cost-free.

If you have any further queries please email us at info@youthemployment.org.uk - we look forward to hearing from you.

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our new digital Careers Advice Toolkit a comprehensive guide to supporting young people with the employability and careers information they need for their futures. There are 19 lesson plans in total, covering Key Stage 3 and 4 all mapped against the Careers Development Institute and Gatsby Benchmark Frameworks.

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