STEPs is a series of individual student workbooks which take students through the stages of career planning from age 11, right through to planning post-18 options. The workbooks are progressive and are relevant to each year group. They cover a range of issues to help students to understand more about themselves, find out about careers and the world of work, and help them to plan for their future.
Fully mapped to The Gatsby Benchmarks and revised CDI Framework (January 2020).
Tutor Notes are also provided free of charge as a separate PDF, with accompanying PowerPoints for each age group. The Careers Leader’s Guide is a comprehensive FREE resource that maps the contents of all six Steps workbooks to the CDI Framework and Gatsby Benchmarks.
About STEPs 2020-2021 editions
The STEPs series of workbooks and accompanying tutor notes have been the essential, tried, trusted and valued backbone of school careers programmes over many years.
The 2020-2021 editions build on the big changes to the series in 2019. The content takes into account the updated CDI Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education that was published in January 2020. Facts, figures, and website links and recommendations in each workbook have been checked and refreshed.
In addition to the many and varied tasks and exercises, each workbook includes:
• An explanation for students of the learning outcomes for each task across all the workbooks
• A short, clear statement showing the purpose of each task, and linking it to the national Career Development Institute’s Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education
• An exercise for each age group to give them the chance to review their learning as they complete the workbook. This exercise also incorporates the mapping of all the exercises in the workbook against the CDI Framework.
• A final exercise that encourages the student to look forward and consider the other inspiring activities that are a part of their school/college careers programme. This exercise is set within the context of the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance.
The accompanying FREE tutor notes contain many innovative extension activities and map all parts of the workbooks to the CDI Framework and against the Gatsby Benchmarks. Each set of tutor notes is accompanied by two FREE PowerPoint presentations for each of the six year groups; the first to support delivery by tutors in shorter sessions of form time, and the second to support delivery by tutors/teachers in longer sessions of lesson time.