You're currently exploring Research & Development


Creative resources developed through research and development projects

We’ve developed a number of resources available to schools, professionals and individuals to help support careers and employability training. Just select the category you’re interested in below to filter out the relevant resources, or if you’re not sure, have a browse through them all!

Academia+ Media Centre

The Academia+ project has developed a media centre where all recordings from the three training sessions as well as additional relevant resources are freely available for careers guidance practitioners. The three training session, or CSTEPs (counsellors’ study and training exchange programmes), address key emerging challenges experienced in the labour market, tailored to the needs of […]

Academia+ European report – labour market and an ageing population

This report investigates the challenges that an ageing population will have on the European labour market in the future (with a focus on Germany, the UK, Luxembourg and Portugal) and how careers guidance, company policies, training and a change in attitude can overcome these challenges.

Academia+ UK report on an ageing population

This report investigates the challenges that an ageing population will have on the labour market in the future and how careers guidance, company policies, training and a change in attitude can overcome these challenges.

JSPO newsletter 1

For the JSPO project (also known as Games2Guide) we have collated leading serious games around careers education across Europe into one database so schools and careers guidance practitioners can easily find a game suitable to their needs. Read our newsletter attached to find out more about the project.

ACCEnT course for careers guidance practitioners

The ACCEnT project (Accelerating Coaching and Counselling through e-Tools and Innovative Training) has developed a free and flexible online training course for careers guidance practitioners around working with 5 key hard-to-reach groups: NEETs; early school leavers; migrants; the long term-unemployed; and refugees and asylum seekers. The online training course is comprised of 4 learning units, […]

Mental Health+ European report into inclusion

This report covers European approaches to mental health inclusion, outlining current policies, the main actors in mental health promotion and support, as well as trends of mental health inclusion within vocational education and training (VET)

Mental Health+ eBook of best practices

This eBook summarises the current state of mental health inclusion and outlines best practices in mental health inclusion in education across Europe, especially those concerning how a more open, embracing and welcoming school environment can be established. These are available to freely download and use in your organisation, or as inspiration for programmes that you […]

Mental Health+ Charter

This Charter will help vocational education organisations foster a tolerant, inclusive and accepting environment in which student and staff mental health is recognised and supported. This is achieved by outlining the minimum requirements an organisation should adhere to in order to be considered mental health inclusive.

UK report on mental health inclusion

This Mental Health+ project report covers the mental health equality and inclusion laws, policies and strategies in place across the UK as a whole as well as within education, in particular vocational education and training (VET). This report was informed by desk research as well as interviews with mental health advocacy groups, policy makers and […]

Level Up – Game Based Learning in Careers Guidance

Is Game Based Learning (GBL) popular in the context of career guidance in your country?There is a growing investment in digital tools within career guidance in the UK – including in GBL resources. However, whilst the ideas around the tools are welcomed by professionals and championed by national bodies, there remains a limited number of […]

UK Report on Gender Inclusion

While the United Kingdom appears to have fewer religious and cultural barriers than other European countries in its acceptance of alternative identities, it would be incorrect to assume that some learners do not continue to face obstacles in accessing VET courses and achieving success due to their gender. Issues relating to gender are gaining increasing […]

FUTURE Methodology & Scenario Development

Digitalization and the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution are changing our way of working. These changes have an impact on both the way people work and the required individual skills and competences. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare young people optimally for the jobs of the future and to support them in dealing with […]

FUTURE eBook of Best Practice

New technologies have frequently and rapidly changed the shape and profile of the labour market throughout the 20th century. It is not enough to show children HOW the world is changing. They need to understand WHY it is changing, and to visualise HOW it will look. Career guidance services need to evolve to offer futureproofed […]

ACCEnT Pedagogical Framework

This document details the learning framework that underpins the ACCEnT training course for career practitioners working with hard-to-reach groups, which consists of the two following elements: A pedagogical framework as the foundation for the ACCEnT online-training environment. An educational model with a set of competences that can be cultivated through a competence-based curriculum. Want to […]

ACCEnT UK National Report

The UK National Report covers the current situation of hard-to-reach groups in the UK (migrants; refugees and asylum seekers; early school leavers; NEETs; and the long term unemployed) as well as the characteristics, opinions and training requirements of careers guidance professionals in regards to working with hard-to-reach groups, collected through surveys and interviews.

Academia+ UK report into digitisation and the labour market

This report investigates the uptake of industry 4.0, or ‘Smart’ technologies in the UK labour market, the role that digitisation will have in reshaping the labour market and jobs, as well as the knowledge and knowledge gaps of careers guidance practitioners around digitisation. Want to know more?


Get practical information Info4Migrants is a trusted online resource, specifically designed for migrants, their support workers and advisers. It’s packed full of easy to follow and useful information in six languages – English, Arabic, French, Romanian, Polish and Urdu. Help for professionals working with migrants The varied backgrounds and needs of migrants means that those who […]

Website designed, developed & hosted by Aspire Creative