Humber LEP Gold Standard

The Humber LEP Gold Standard has been developed to improve the quality and consistency of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) across the Humber.

It is intended to assess institutions, agencies and services that provide CEIAG to young people against a detailed and exacting process.

The standard has been written for all organisations and institutions involved in the education or training of young people aged between 11 and 19 (25 LLDD) and is therefore applicable to schools, academies, colleges, special schools, pupil referral units and training or work based learning providers.

The ESP Partnership Charter encourages all partner organisations to work towards accreditation to the Humber IAG Gold Standard (or equivalent award), and the Careers Co-Coordinators Network provides support to practitioners at all levels to achieve the award.

Participating in the self-evaluation process and achieving accreditation of the Humber LEP Gold Standard will:

  • raise the standards of CEIAG leadership, management and delivery within the organisation
  • improve the quality of CEIAG across the organisation through continuous and effective quality assurance which includes, monitoring, evaluation, review and improvement planning
  • raise the profile of CEIAG at strategic and operational levels across the organisation
  • support preparation for Ofsted, the process and award being valuable to highlight within self-evaluation reports and inspection visits.
  • provide a framework for meeting statutory requirements and national guidance, having been mapped against:

    • National ‘Quality in Careers Standards’ (Careers England) revised March 2015
    • Ofsted Inspection Framework (Ofsted, April 2014)
    • Careers Guidance and Inspiration for Schools (DfE, April 2014)
  • provide an enhanced CEIAG service that inspires young people and raises their aspirations and motivation. This includes helping to improve their outcomes, including successful progressions at key transition points as well as driving learner achievements towards a positive career pathway.
  • facilitate partnership working with a range of stakeholders including employers, other education and training providers and parents/carers.

Further information about the award including the criteria and accreditation cycle is provided on the attached document:

Humber Gold Standard 2016 (pdf 308kb opens in a new window)

A list of organisations that have achieved the award, and those that are working towards it is available from the Humber LEP website at:


Any partner who would like to register their interest to take part in the assessment and accreditation process for the Gold Standard and also do so using the above link.

Chris Adams, Education & Skills Partnership
Email: chris.adams@eastriding.gov.uk
Tel: (01482) 391339

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