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Thinking about a Career in Radiography

In this short film, radiography students talk about the qualities need to become a radiographer and describe the structure of the course. Students enjoy their clinical placements as it allows them to see how much they have learned and how they have developed, as well as having a taste of their future career.

Efforts to increase students’ interest in STEM studies and careers: National measures taken by 30 countries, 2015 report

This publication is the latest in a series of reports about national efforts to increase students’ interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) studies and careers.



STEM Learning Magazine: Post-16 and FE - Spring 2016

Under the banner of Building a successful network, Dr Katherine Forsey and Sue Churm consider how to create a technical network and how to get the most from it, Jenny Phillips explores the challenges FE practitioners face and Ed Walsh explains what the teacher recognition scheme...

A Parents’ Guide to Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This guide suggests ways in which to maximise children’s interest in the STEM subjects in order to improve their chances of obtaining STEM qualifications which could lead to a STEM-related career.

The guide explains what STEM is, and why is it important. As well as highlighting the advantages of a STEM...

Costain bingo

This activity  from Plotr uses the game of bingo as a way of  getting students to  think creatively about the range of careers available in STEM sectors, particularly careers in construction and engineering.

Opportunities in numbers

This activity allows students to  research and present data, using live job and apprenticeship vacancy information found at as a stimulus.  Students practise using mathematical tools to present information. The activity will  familiarise pupils with...

STEM careers toolkit: a guide to sources of STEM related resources

A list of STEM focused resources and information for teachers with links to the relevant websites.

STEM careers toolkit: a guide to UK qualifications frameworks

This document summarises the key features of the new qualification frameworks.

Pre-16 qualifications

Academic or general education qualifications are studied by most 14-16 year olds in the UK. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland they are GCSEs and in Scotland they are Scottish...

STEM careers toolkit: secondary STEM careers toolkit

This  STEM Careers Toolkit for secondary teachers has been designed, with teachers at every step of the way, to provide:

  • an accessible guide to government policy on careers education and information, advice and guidance for young people across the four countries of the UK
  • evidence about the...

STEM careers toolkit: secondary school and post-16 inspection guidelines

Document summarises UK secondary school and post-16 inspection guidelines for careers development across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


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