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

31st May 2016

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.
  • Next NICEC Seminar: Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, The Careers & Enterprise Company. Joining the dots in careers and enterprise
Tuesday 21st June  5.00 to 6.30
Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Euston, London

Seminars are free to Fellows and Members. Others can attend but must register with Stephen McNair at: stephen.mcnair2@btinternet.com
NICEC Conference - Rethinking career development for a globalised world - SAVE THE DATE!

21st-22nd September 2016

Enterprise Centre, University of Derby, Derby

NICEC Fellows are delighted to announce a two day conference to be held on the 21st-22nd September 2016 in Derby. The conference will provide a mixture of keynotes, debates, seminars and open discussion and will seek to address the big issues relating to the career development field.

To find out more and to book a place at the event please use the link below.


  • Cathy Bereznicki
NICEC has learned of the death of Cathy Berenicki, formerly the first Chief Executive of the Institute of Career Guidance (now part of the Career Development Institute) and the Guidance Council. Though not a NICEC Fellow, Cathy was known to many current Fellows and held in the highest esteem for her energy and creativity. We should also acknowledge her courage; Cathy had a long term heart defect which she never allowed to interfere with her passion and drive in the fields of career guidance and science and technology.

Cathy will be deeply missed.
  • 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.?

For more about information, go to: 
  • New European Guidelines for Policies and Systems for Lifelong Guidance Published!
 (Thanks to NICEC International Fellow John McCarthy of the ICCDPP (http://iccdpp.org/) for this item).
New guidelines for policies and systems for lifelong guidance have just 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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  • We now have online access to the NICEC Journal for Fellows, Members and subscribers. See the Journal page for details.

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