David Andrews

David Andrews works as an independent education consultant and trainer, specialising in careers education and IAG. He leads courses for careers co-ordinators and personal advisers, provides consultancy to local authorities, Connexions and careers companies and has spoken at numerous conferences. David is a Senior Fellow of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling (NICEC) and has recently worked, with NFER, on a project to research professional qualifications for careers coordinators in schools. He is also an Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education. From 1999 to 2004 David acted as an adviser to the DfES on careers education and was a co-author of the National Framework for CEG 11-19: in 2007 he helped the DCSF to develop the national quality standards for young people’s IAG. He is a past president, and honorary life member, of the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG).

David taught in secondary schools in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire for eleven years, including five as head of careers. He was then seconded to Cambridgeshire Careers Service as an advisory teacher, before taking up an appointment with Hertfordshire Local Education Authority, initially as Adviser for Careers Education and Guidance and PSHE and latterly as Adviser for 14-19 Education. He is a director of Herts Careers Services Ltd.

In the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2003 David was awarded an OBE for services to careers education.

Email: david.andrews@nicec.org