Fter the introduction of Connexions what has happened to the Careers Service in the new quasi-market?

Review the role of Connexions since it s conception in 2000, and the government policies which underpin it.

Discuss its impact on the Careers Service and it s changing focus, with regards to careers education, advice and guidance within the British education system.

Evaluate the new government policy  Every Child Matters and  Youth Matters with regards to its impact on Connexions and the Careers Service.

Useful references

Watts, A. (1996) Rethinking Careers Education and Guidance, Routledge

Watts, A.G. (1981). Careers education and the informal economies. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 9(1), 24-35.

Roberts, K. (1971) From school to work, a study of the Youth Employment Service, Newton Abbott: David and Charles.

Andrews, D. (2000). Implications of Connexions for Careers Education and Guidance in Schools. CRAC/NICEC Conference Briefing. Cambridge: Careers Research and Advisory Centre.


The Connexions Service National Unit
uk

Department for Skills and Education (DFSE)
uk/Database/careers.html#replaced

Every Child Matters:
socialinclusion/youngpeople/childrensbill.html#guardian

Green Paper: Youth Matters
socialinclusion/youngpeople/youth.html
uk/careersict/links/orgs.html

Department for Education and Employment (DFEE) Connexions
cgi-bin/search.pl

Every Child Matters publications
iqs/dbitemid.135/sfa.view/cpti.2/news.html

Leitch review of Skills (2006)
uk/leitch

Learning and Skills Development Agency
uk

Learning and Skills Council
uk

Prospects Careers Service
uk