Education Links

Careers Education


The Careers’ program at Education Links is a highly effective and motivating program in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks outlined in the Government’s 2017 Careers Strategy, that prepares our students to be able to access a university course or a professional career. Our definition of ‘professional’ encompasses all careers requiring a serious, professional attitude supported by commitment to achieving academic or specialist qualifications. 

These 8 Benchmarks of good careers guidance are:

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each student
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


At Education Links, our learners are delivered Careers lessons throughout their time with us. Students are presented with a series of opportunities and challenges intended to broaden their outlook. Students’ experiences are tailored to meet the needs of broader career pathways. A mix of lesson activities, workshops, presentations, university and workplace visits, work experience and careers fairs, alongside personalised academic mentoring ensures that all students are focused on career pathways. The curriculum prepares students for adult life and equips them to access the opportunities it offers. As well as building knowledge and skills, our careers curriculum, through its design and implementation, develops the personal values and competencies, which we believe to be the cornerstone of a successful professional career.


All students at Education Links have opportunities to learn about access to alternative routes to employment, including vocational qualification and apprenticeship, as required by the Baker Clause.