The Inspiring IAG Award helps organisations to deliver and gain recognition for good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.
Inspiring IAG is completed in three stages. An organisation wishing to take part must progress through each stage to achieve the full award. The three stage approach makes it accessible and flexible for organisations as they can complete each stage at a suitable pace, providing they complete within a year of the previous stage. The full award is The Quality in Careers Standard (formerly known as IIAG GOLD) and IIAG is licensed to deliver this national quality award. Once this is achieved it lasts for three years, providing Annual Reviews are in place and the institution continues to meet the requirements. All current awards remain valid and new certificates will be issued to those holding the award as we move from a validated model to a Licensing model.
The award includes a self-assessment, external assessments and validation. The process helps organisations to identify areas for development as well as recognising good practice in their CEIAG provision.
Six units make up the framework of the award, each underpinned by the principles of equality, diversity and raising aspirations. Management and Leadership; Design and Delivery of CEIAG; Working with Partners; Information and Communication; Outcomes for Young People; Involving Parents/Carers.
Details of each stage of the award are given below.
Stage Two needs to be completed within one year of completing Stage One. Stage Two requires the learning provider to have key documents in place.
This is the final part of the award process and can take up to nine months to complete, however as with all other stages, can be completed in less time. It consists of:
The Award made me really think about provision, identify any gaps and how and what we needed to do to address this.
Priestnall High School
The award has made us aware of all those involved in CEIAG- staff, parents and outside agencies. It helped update our policies. Well done on putting the Award together the school have definitely benefited from the experience.
Turton High School
A very thorough process, which has given us confidence that the school is delivering a robust CEIAG programme for our pupils. The report was extremely useful for the school and individuals concerned.
Parrs Wood High School