Gold Standard LogoOn the 24th October 2014 the Humber LEP launched the Humber Gold Standard for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). The standard is designed for 11-19 schools, academies, colleges and providers in the Humber.


Deflog vqThe Gold Standard which is jointly funded by Deflog VQ Trust and the Humber LEP has been designed for 11-19 schools, academies, colleges and providers in the Humber.


Between September 2012 and April 2013, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership appointed the Skills Commission to carry out research into the skills needs of the local area that resulted in the Skills Commission report, ‘Lifting the Lid’. A key theme of the report was CEIAG and one of the major findings of the research was the lack of quality and consistency of delivery across the Humber. The Skills Commission made a number of recommendations; one of these was to consolidate and update the four individual Local Authorities’ Gold Standards (that were developed from an original Humber Gold Standard).

The new framework is designed to fit the requirements of the LEP in terms of scope/depth and will be used as a standard to assess the quality of provision. The new standard will meet present requirements including meeting national guidelines and policy; for example CEIAG requirements within the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework (for Schools), as well as Careers Education statutory requirements and guidance. A public register will indicate which schools, colleges and providers meet the standard to inform parental and learner choice. The Gold Standard should be helpful as evidence during inspections as part of the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework for Schools.

The Humber LEP is pleased to announce that 21 organisations have achieved the Gold Standard and schools, academies, colleges and training providers from across the Humber continue to work towards the Standard:

List of providers working towards the Humber Gold Standard 170717

Registrations are open to any Humber based schools, academies, colleges or providers to take part in the assessment and accreditation process for the Gold Standard. Documentation to support the process will be made available to registered providers.

A summary of the Gold Standard can be accessed here:

Gold Standard Summary August 2017

Please fill in the form and we will contact you to advise you of the next steps of the process.