Resources

These free resources have been developed by a range of trusted providers, including those involved in the Primary Fund.

They each support different aspects of schools’ career-related learning. If you are unsure where to start, then the quiz provides a starting point to help you reflect on your school’s current strengths and areas for development.

Tips for how to embed career-related learning in your setting

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Information booklets / sheets
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Whether your school is just starting out on this journey, has made a start or already has an extensive programme in place, here are some tips and resources for you to consider, to help fully embed career-related learning in your setting.

A workshop for engaging parents

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Parent
  • parents
  • video
  • information and guidance
  • Information booklets / sheets
  • Presentation
  • Worksheets
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The workshop aims to inform parents of the ways in which the labour market is predicted to change and the importance of having an entrepreneurial mind-set and the 8 Essential Skills to thrive in the economy of the future.

The intended audience for the workshop is parents, carers and guardians of primary age children.

Podcasts of children interviewing professionals

  • Key Stage 2
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Learning from other schools
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Rural
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Accountancy, Banking, Finance
  • Business management
  • Charity and voluntary
  • Creative arts and design
  • Energy and utilities
  • Engineering
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and events
  • Law
  • Law enforcement and security
  • Leisure, sport and tourism
  • Marketing, advertising and PR
  • Media and internet
  • Medicine
  • Public services and admin
  • Recruitment and HR
  • Retail and sales
  • Social care
  • Teacher training and education
  • Transport and logistics
  • podcast
  • parents
  • teachers
  • employers
  • lesson materials
  • CPD and training
  • information and guidance
  • Audio
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This series of interviews with professionals are led by primary children in Folkestone and presented in a podcast format.

The podcasts begin with an introduction from the Project Leader and a pupil, summarising the issues covered.

Career-related learning scheme of work: Year 6

  • Key Stage 2
  • A standalone activity
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Law enforcement and security
  • Public services and admin
  • Social care
  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation
  • Worksheets
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Documents
These resources provide the structure to deliver a whole school careers programme, allowing pupils to explore ‘careers of the future’

Career-related learning scheme of work: Year 5

  • Key Stage 2
  • A standalone activity
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • PRU
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Hospitality and events
  • Property and construction
  • Retail and sales
  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation
  • Worksheets
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Documents
These resources provide the structure to deliver a whole school careers programme, allowing pupils to explore ‘careers of the future’

Career-related learning scheme of work: Year 4

  • Key Stage 2
  • A standalone activity
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • PRU
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation
  • Worksheets
Image
Documents
These resources provide the structure to deliver a whole school careers programme, allowing pupils to explore ‘careers of the future’

Career-related learning scheme of work: Year 3

  • Key Stage 2
  • A standalone activity
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Large school
  • PRU
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Creative arts and design
  • Healthcare
  • Medicine
  • Social care
  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation
  • Worksheets
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Documents
These resources provide the structure to deliver a whole school careers programme, allowing pupils to explore ‘careers of the future’

Career-related learning scheme of work: Year 2

  • Key Stage 1
  • A standalone activity
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Large school
  • PRU
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Healthcare
  • Lesson plan
  • Worksheets
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Documents
These resources provide the structure to deliver a whole school careers programme, allowing pupils to explore ‘careers of the future’

Career-related learning scheme of work: Year 1 and EYFS

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • A standalone activity
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Large school
  • PRU
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Lesson plan
  • Worksheets
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Documents
These resources provide the structure to deliver a whole school careers programme, allowing pupils to explore ‘careers of the future’

Challenging gender stereotypes

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Evaluation / impact measurement tool
  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation
  • Worksheets
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A unit of study exploring and challenging gender stereotypes, including surveys to gain baseline data and measure impact, a whole school assembly and various activities.

Exploring careers and skills

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Learning from other schools
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Engineering
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Property and construction
  • Presentation
  • Video
  • Worksheets
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Resources to support Careers Related Learning across the primary phase, to support and enhance workplace visits and employer encounters.

Introducing career-related learning at primary

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Information and support for Governors
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Presentation
  • Video
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An introduction to Careers Related Learning in primary schools, including a presentation for staff, and introduction for parents, and various activities to get familiar with the language of CRL and skills.

Teaching the essential skills

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Information and support for Governors
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Teacher
  • Accountancy, Banking, Finance
  • Business management
  • Charity and voluntary
  • Creative arts and design
  • Energy and utilities
  • Engineering
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and events
  • IT
  • Law
  • Law enforcement and security
  • Leisure, sport and tourism
  • Marketing, advertising and PR
  • Media and internet
  • Medicine
  • Property and construction
  • Public services and admin
  • Recruitment and HR
  • Retail and sales
  • Social care
  • Teacher training and education
  • Transport and logistics
  • Information booklets / sheets
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Eight films in this bundle support teaching of the Skills Builder Essential Skills and three cover maths, English and evaluation skills. The films include interviews with professionals to help pupils link learning to the world of work.

Involving employers in career-related learning

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Information and support for Governors
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Teacher
  • Accountancy, Banking, Finance
  • Business management
  • Charity and voluntary
  • Creative arts and design
  • Energy and utilities
  • Engineering
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and events
  • IT
  • Law
  • Law enforcement and security
  • Leisure, sport and tourism
  • Marketing, advertising and PR
  • Media and internet
  • Medicine
  • Property and construction
  • Public services and admin
  • Recruitment and HR
  • Retail and sales
  • Social care
  • Teacher training and education
  • Transport and logistics
  • teachers
  • employers
  • CPD and training
  • learning from other schools
  • information and guidance
  • Information booklets / sheets
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This resource provides a practical guide to help schools and employers work together to develop career-related learning, and tools to measure the impact of career-related learning activities.

Lessons for goal setting and understanding the labour market

  • Key Stage 2
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • Rural
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • teachers
  • employers
  • lesson materials
  • planning event or activity
  • information and guidance
  • Lesson plan
  • Worksheets
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Documents

These lessons have been designed to help teachers get the most out of employee encounters, whether these encounters involve hosting a visitor in school, or visiting employees in their workplace.

The resources will help pupils prepare for the meetings, and link children’s learning to work in lessons.

Activities for raising aspirations

  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • A standalone activity
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Learning from other schools
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Teacher
  • teachers
  • lesson materials
  • planning event or activity
  • CPD and training
  • information and guidance
  • standalone activity
  • Lesson plan
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Documents

This resource outlines the ‘hallmarks of success’ for best practice in career-related learning in primary schools.

It provides two activity plans, which teachers can deliver with volunteers from the world of work. These activities will broaden children’s horizons and link what they are learning in school to the wider world.

Linking learning to creative industries

  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • A standalone activity
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Resources to assess pupil skills
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Creative arts and design
  • IT
  • Marketing, advertising and PR
  • Media and internet
  • teachers
  • employers
  • lesson materials
  • video
  • planning event or activity
  • standalone activity
  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation
  • Video
  • Worksheets
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Gro Organic’s Young Explorers programme enables schools to provide hands-on career tasters for primary school children, widening pupils’ awareness about different careers in a fun and engaging way.

Linking learning to STEM careers

  • Key Stage 2
  • A standalone activity
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Teacher
  • Creative arts and design
  • Energy and utilities
  • Engineering
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation
  • Worksheets
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Documents
This resource has been developed to support the delivery of a STEM competition within your school.

Videos of children interviewing professionals

  • Key Stage 2
  • A standalone activity
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Teacher
  • Creative arts and design
  • Engineering
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure, sport and tourism
  • Marketing, advertising and PR
  • Media and internet
  • Medicine
  • Teacher training and education
  • Lesson plan
  • Video
  • Worksheets
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Loud! is a series of 20 digital films featuring children (aged 7 - 11) interviewing diverse young professionals (under 30) about their jobs, focusing on STEM & the Creative Industries.

Linking literacy to career-related learning

  • Key Stage 1
  • A standalone activity
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Large school
  • Rural
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Teacher
  • Information booklets / sheets
  • Lesson plan
  • Video
  • Worksheets
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These resources support schools in developing their literacy and career-related learning provision.

They include a video resource, a book list suggesting books relating to different jobs, an activity introducing children to a range of careers, and a poster for staffrooms.

Teacher training on career-related learning

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Open to all
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Teacher
  • Creative arts and design
  • teachers
  • CPD and training
  • information and guidance
  • Evaluation / impact measurement tool
  • Lesson plan
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This resource provides training for primary trainee teachers in how to incorporate career-related learning in their lessons. More experienced teachers may also find this training useful.

Ideas for involving parents and other tips for teachers

  • Key Stage 2
  • A standalone activity
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Information and support for Governors
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Support to plan an event or activity
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Creative arts and design
  • Energy and utilities
  • Engineering
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • IT
  • Law enforcement and security
  • Leisure, sport and tourism
  • Marketing, advertising and PR
  • Media and internet
  • Property and construction
  • Public services and admin
  • Transport and logistics
  • teachers
  • information and guidance
  • Information booklets / sheets
  • Lesson plan
  • Worksheets
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This pack will help teachers to personalise career-related learning for their pupils.

Alongside ideas for classroom activities, these resources contain suggestions about how to engage with parents and local employers.

Mission Log: Website design

  • Key Stage 2
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Whole school
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Business management
  • Charity and voluntary
  • Creative arts and design
  • IT
  • Marketing, advertising and PR
  • Media and internet
  • Public services and admin
  • Retail and sales
  • Teacher training and education
  • Video
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A simple video-led resource for teacher CPD. These resources are designed to give teachers the skills and confidence to build a simple Google Site for their school. Our industry professional provides a step-by-step guide to building and managing a simple website for your schools’ digital project, social action campaign or digital work experiences.

Top tips for employers

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Information and support for Governors
  • Support to involve parents/carers
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Parent
  • Information booklets / sheets
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Documents
Whether you’ve never engaged with Primary Schools before, or you just want a refresher for your team, you might find this document useful for activity and resource planning.

How to...

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • CPD and Teacher training
  • Information and guidance for teachers who are new to CRL
  • Information and support for Governors
  • Resources to assess pupil skills
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Support to work with external professionals
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Governor
  • Teacher
  • Evaluation / impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets / sheets
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These resources contain accessible ‘how to’ guides for teachers, looking at practical ways to implement the principles of effective career-related learning. Find out more about measuring impact, working with your school governors or trustees, creating a labour market information resource, and making contact with local businesses.

Skills Builder resources

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Open to all
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Start early
  • Whole school
  • Infant
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • PRU
  • Rural
  • SEND school
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Evaluation / impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets / sheets
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Documents
The Skills Builder Hub provides a suite of tools for educators to build essential skills in the classroom, including learning activities, classroom resources and assessment tools. 

Linking career-related learning to PSHE

  • Key Stage 2
  • Lesson materials that are adaptable
  • Resources to assess pupil skills
  • Support to embed CRL into a whole school approach or curriculum
  • Embed in curriculum
  • Involve employers and parents
  • Personalised and relevant to age group
  • Junior
  • Large school
  • Middle
  • Rural
  • Small school
  • Urban
  • Teacher
  • Hospitality and events
  • Leisure, sport and tourism
  • Lesson plan
  • Video
  • Worksheets
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TV

Two comprehensive PSHE lesson plans for year 5 and 6 pupils with supporting classroom materials, including an accompanying LOUD! Network film with each lesson, plus adaptation guides and materials for year 3 and 4 pupils.