CPD for Careers Advisors



A large part of our work is letting young people know what careers are available to them and suited to their skillsets. Our workshops and activities often use real-life people in STEM as role models who discuss their jobs and how they got them. Now, we're working with careers advisors to provide learners with an insight into how they can use their skills (and the subjects they actually enjoy) in the workplace after leaving school.

In partnership with the University of South Wales's Academic Center of Excellence in Cyber Security Education and the National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC), we are offering a CPD programme that is designed to support careers advisors in schools and with Careers Wales. All teachers from maintained primary and secondary schools (with the remit of Careers and Workplace Experience) and Careers Advisors/Business Engagement Advisors (BEAs) across Wales are eligible for the course. The course is entirely free thanks to funding support from the National Cyber Security Centre through the UK Government and is being supported by Techniquest.

The CPD course will include a mixture of in-person, online and hybrid sessions. We aim to deliver a minimum of one face-to-face event in South East Wales, South West Wales, Mid Wales and North Wales through the Technocamps hub universities. Other sessions will be virtual. There will also be an event for parents.

The course for careers advisors will will run from September 2022 until March 2023 and will cover the following topics:
- Education routes
- Careers in Cyber and Computing
- Skills
- Apprenticeships
- Degrees
- Local-to-Wales skills gaps and career opportunities

Technocamps workshop