Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides

LLUK: Over the 12 months since Career Guidance became part of the Lifelong Learning UK footprint, they have done a lot of work that will help them support the career guidance workforce across the UK. 

They have set up a panel of employers & stakeholders across the UK who can advise them on behalf of the sector and created a Sector Skills Agreement and Sector Qualifications Strategy for the career guidance sector.
 
They have also been mapping this area of lifelong learning in detail, to find out more about the workforce - who they are, what roles they do and any skills needs they may have:
* The Occupational Map for Career Guidance describes the main features & characteristics of the sector, providing an overview of the types of occupations and job roles in this area, trends affecting the workforce, education & qualifications available and opportunities for career progression.
* The Functional Map for Careers Guidance supports their ongoing review of standards & qualifications and lays out all the functions that must come together to deliver effective career guidance services.
Press release ~ LLUK - Career Guidance ~ Sector Skills Agreement ~ Sector Qualifications Strategy ~ Occupational Map for Career Guidance ~ Functional Map for Careers Guidance
 
Newswire – ROSPA: Traditional life-saving advice for those who accidentally fall into water has been turned on its head by a team of scientists working with RoSPA. Instead of immediately attempting to swim or wave for help, researchers at the University of Portsmouth are urging people to ‘float first’.
 
The counter-intuitive advice is being advocated after tests showed that staying as still as possible in the first few minutes after tumbling into water increases survival time by enabling air trapped in clothing to keep the head above water, protecting the airways and slowing the rate at which the body is cooled.
 
The study - ‘Float First: An Assessment of the Buoyancy Provided by Seasonal Clothing Assemblies Before and After Swimming’ - also made clear, however, that this method should not replace the need for people to learn to swim, or, where appropriate, to wear lifejackets. The research team is now calling for the ‘float first’ approach to be taught as a survival skill to as many people as possible.
Press release ~ ROSPA: Water Safety Advice & Information
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