Professional Resources

Updated Wednesday 9 May, 2018 by

We’ve provided some useful links to some key websites and sources of information about policy and practice in the world of CEIAG.


Visit ConnectU2 for impartial careers information, on-line prospectus, and support for about learning, training and employment.

Click here for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - information for support workers in Doncaster.

Other local key sources of information


Visit I Know I Can for independent and impartial information about education, employment, training and opportunities.


Visit Youthi and click on ‘your careers and education’ for information on a wide range of relevant topics and useful links, or find opportunities under the vacancies section.


Visit Sheffield Futures (contact number 0800 652 9900) for local information. Also UCAS Progress for where to learn in Sheffield and around the UK.

Leeds Pathways

Click here for more information and support.

Jobs, Careers and Routes

Community and Volunteering

  • National Citizen Service - Opportunities for 15-17 year olds to take part in team projects to help local communities.
  • Do-it - A site dedicated to volunteering for people and causes.
  • Volunteering - Information about local volunteering in Doncaster

University and Choices

  • UCAS
  • Unistats - The official website for comparing UK higher education course data.
  • BestCourse4me - Shows link between courses and the kind of jobs /earnings
  • Not going to Uni
  • Citizens Advice
  • HEPP (Higher Education Progression Partnership) - HEPP brings together all partners promoting higher level education and skills to young people and adults across Sheffield City Region.  Further info can be found here and here.

Business Links

Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) in Sheffield City Region (SCR)

SCR Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) is part of a national campaign launched by the government backed Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC). It aims to benefit students and employers by bridging the gap between education and work. Click here to find out more about local activity.   

Doncaster’s Enterprise Coordinator; Tina Slater

Sheffield City Region (SCR) LEP 

The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) exists to make decisions that drive economic growth and create new jobs.

STEM support

 Labour Market Information

Professional Practice/Policy and Legislation

Gatsby Benchmarks

The 8 ‘benchmarks’ capture what good careers education, information, advice and guidance look like;

  1. A stable careers programme (overarching benchmark)
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

The Compass Tool - This online tool enables you to trial the Gatsby Benchmarks to assess your own CEIAG provision.

Careers Quality Awards - For information about the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS)