NICEC is a Fellowship of people committed to understanding and developing career education and guidance practice and policy in the UK and across the globe.

Our site aims to inform visitors of latest developments, NICEC events and news related to the NICEC Journal. Fellows and NICEC Members have access to the Journal and event materials via our Members’ site.

Latest News

Welcome to NICEC’s new website! Whilst the content is substantially the same as before, we hope that it is easier to navigate around the site and visitors find the design attractive. A significant change is that there is now just one private area for Fellows and Members which provides access to back copies of the NICEC Journal and materials from NICEC Seminars and Network Meetings.
Sad News

Bill Law
It is with great sadness that the NICEC Fellowship announces the death of Bill Law on April 8th 2017. 

Bill was a founding Fellow of NICEC, esteemed colleague and dear friend.  In his 81 years Bill enhanced the work of generations of career practitioners with his thought-provoking writing and story-telling.   His tremendous contribution lives on in us all.  Here are a few of the comments Fellows made on hearing the news.

I will miss Bill greatly and NICEC meetings were so much more fun when he was there. I had the privilege to work on projects with Bill a couple of times and see at first hand the depth of his knowledge and his ability to think afresh each time. I will continue to hear his voice in my ear, and see his eyes, smile and hat in my mind's eye. The world is truly a better place for Bill having lived in it.

I shall miss a friend and mentor of the past 36 years.

I cannot quite imagine a world without Bill in it: questioning, innovating, challenging received wisdom, telling stories and all done with respectful curiosity. The careers world has lost a great thinker and writer - and I have lost a dear friend.

I am deeply, deeply saddened that we have lost Bill, but retaining his words, his wisdom, his influence, is a small step in addressing that sadness.

To read the Obituary published in the Guardian newspaper please click https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/apr/21/bill-law-obituary

Next NICEC event

Monday 19th June 2017, 5.00 - 6.30pm, Hamilton House, Euston Road, London

Seminar: Parental involvement in CEG in secondary schools in The Netherlands
(Annemarie Oomen, International Fellow)

Booking information can be found here.

Seminars are free to Fellows and Members. Others can attend for a modest fee. Everyone
wishing to come to an event should book with Stephen McNair at: stephen.mcnair2@btinternet.com


If you are NICEC Fellow or Member and need information or a reminder of your password for the private area of the website please contact membership@nicec.org

We now have online access to the NICEC Journal for Fellows, Members and subscribers. See the Journal page for details.

The latest edition (issue 37)  is now available. This issue focuses on research undertaken by Masters and Doctoral students working in career guidance and counselling. 

  • Tony Watts Reader Professor Tony Watts is a pre-eminent figure in the field of career guidance. He retired in late 2014 after a 50 year career in the field. This single volume is dedicated to anthologising his work in a way that is accessible to students, policy makers, researchers and practitioners and contains Watts’ most enduring and key writings about career guidance.
You can obtain this unique publication via the Lulu website

  • New European Guidelines for Policies and Systems for Lifelong Guidance Published!
NICEC International Fellow John McCarthy of the ICCDPP (http://iccdpp.org/) lets us know that new guidelines for policies and systems for lifelong guidance have been published by the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN).

The aim of these guidelines is to provide advice to policy makers in the education and employment sectors on how to develop policies for lifelong guidance and on how to organise career guidance services for the general population and for different groups in society.

The guidelines cover a range of issues that are common to all sectors and services: strategic leadership, access, funding, ICT, career management skills, careers information, quality assurance, evidence collection, and the training and qualifications of guidance practitioners.

They also provide separate policy advice for services for each of the following target groups: school pupils, VET participants, higher education students, adult learners, employed and unemployed persons, older adults, young people at risk, and disadvantaged groups in society.

The Guidelines for Policies and Systems Development for Lifelong Guidance: A Reference Framework for the EU and for the Commission 

may be viewed at the following links:





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