Gatsby Benchmark Resources

Gatsby Benchmark 8

Personal guidance - Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. Careers Advisers should at least be qualified to Level 6.

Personal guidance helps students to consolidate and reflect upon their vocational identity, career decision making and self-efficacy. It is a focal point for making sense of the vital ingredients in the careers programme, knitting together the learning from each of the Benchmarks, including encounters with employers and higher education, experiences of workplaces and career learning in subjects.

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Career Development Institute (CDI)

Find a registered careers professional on the CDI website.

CXK Limited

  • CXK Limited have a team of Level 6 qualified careers advisers and their expertise in providing careers information, advice and guidance to students in South East schools.


  • Career Guidance and Development Level 6 Diploma

CDI Academy

  • QCF Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development

RGG Associates

  • Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development

The Open University

  • Level 6 Diploma Career Guidance and Development

Bay Training

  • Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development

Always Consult

  • BIIAB Level 3 Certificate in Advice and Guidance
  • BIIAB Level 4 Certificate in Advice and Guidance

Call of the Wild

  • QCF Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development

CDI Academy

  • CDI Academy offers further qualifications/CPD, including Certificate for Qualified Career Guidance practitioners supporting SEND students.
  • All CDI approved qualified Careers Advisers can register on the CDI Professional Register.

Find out 'what good looks like' as well as links to resources and training to help you achieve Gatsby Benchmark 8.

Gatsby Benchmark 8 | The Careers and Enterprise Company Resource Directory (

Last updated on 31/10/2023