The Association of Colleges urges schools to improve careers advice

The Association of Colleges (AoC) has launched an online petition calling for young people to have access to careers advice on post-14 education, training and employment options after growing concerns in the FE sector that many schools are not giving students a well-rounded view of the opportunities available to them.

AoC president Michele Sutton said: “It’s crucial that young people have access to information about all the options which are available to them to enable them to make informed decisions about what career paths to pursue.

“AoC hopes that the campaign will improve the provision of careers advice available to students, so that websites such as the National Careers Service are engaging with and targeting people from a variety of backgrounds and being more effective in showing young people the variety of academic and vocational options available to them.”