Developing your Careers Learning Journey

Building up a Careers Learning Journey is not something that will happen overnight, but will develop over the years as you add new experiences in.

We’d like you to take one year group or class, and map the careers learning opportunities you already offer or are considering. Key questions to consider include:

  • Which class and timescale are you going to focus on? Half term, project, programme of study?
  • Who will see your Careers Learning Journey? Will it need to be presented graphically, in a table, on a poster or in another method?
  • What detail would you like to include? Can you summarise elements of your careers learning to reduce detail?


Create your Careers Learning Journey in any format you prefer. The idea is that this is a resource that demonstrates your thinking about how careers and curriculum learning are linked, and the progression of careers learning through the different opportunities you have embedded within your teaching.

Upload your ideas to the Careers Learning Journey Padlet, stating which age group, subject and topic it relates to.

If you create your Careers Learning Journey in Word, PowerPoint or another program, Save As… a PDF document before uploading to Padlet. You can also take photos using your mobile phone and upload to Padlet, if you’ve created a hand-drawn Careers Learning Journey. We look forward to seeing them!

Padlet is like an online pin-board where you can upload your documents. You do not need to register an account to post to Padlet. Please note that Padlet is a public space, so do not include personal data, confidential information or images of students or others. Guidance on how to use Padlet.

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