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.

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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.

A  call for papers for the NICEC journal for October 2017 has been issued information can be found here about topic areas and the timeline for submission.
Next NICEC event

Thursday 11th May 2017, 5.00 - 6.30pm, Hamilton House, Euston Road, London

Seminar: The Success Code: Self projection for the modest, NICEC Fellow
John Lees 

Booking information can be found

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

NICEC Founding Fellow receives the CDI’s Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award
At the Career Development Institute’s Awards Dinner in Leeds on 15 March 2017, the Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr Bill Law.  Bill was not well enough to travel to Leeds: instead the audience of 140 guests watched a video of the award being presented to Bill, by the CDI’s Chief Executive Jan Ellis, with his wife Maureen and their two sons also present.  Bill was very touched by the award and had written a short acceptance speech which was read out by his NICEC colleague and friend for the past 36 years David Andrews.  At the conclusion to the video, the audience stood to applaud.
Bill will be forever associated with the DOTS framework for careers education, established over 40 years ago, but there is so much more to his work than just that – numerous articles, several books and chapters in books and countless training workshops, both in the UK and overseas.  In recent years he has still been tweeting and posting on his career learning café website, with its distinctive url www.hihohiho.com

All of us in NICEC are absolutely delighted that Bill’s sustained and significant contribution to careers work theory and practice, over more than 50 years, has been recognised by the profession in this way.

Bill's acceptance speech can be found here

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 

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