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We have gathered a selection of ideas and websites for careers education activities to do while home schooling. We hope you enjoy these.

For further activities to do at home please visit our primary resource menu and secondary resource menu

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Careers videos

Listen to people share their career journeys in our careers video library.

Nykhil, a Senior Project Lead in Publishing shares her career journey. 

Partner resources

Many of our partners are developing ways for young people to stay connected with the World of Work while at home. Here are links to some of the best activities, events and resources created by our 100 hours World of Work partners.

Amazing Apprenticeship webinars

Age group: Secondary and Sixth FormAmazing Apprenticeships

A library of themed webinars for teachers and careers advisers.

The Amazing Apprenticeships website also features a series of resources for National Apprenticeship Week 2021 including:

Apprenticeships Explained FAQs

In honour of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 we held an information and advice session around apprenticeships for parents and carers. If you missed out, you can catch up on some of what you missed here by downloading our FAQs (frequently asked questions).

Download Apprenticeships Explained FAQs

Building Design Partnership (BDP) - What Makes a Smart City Activity Pack

Age group: Primary

BDP

  • Architects from BDP have created an activity pack around how cities are designed
  • Learn about what makes a city 'smart' and have a go at designing your own!
  • Recommended for ages 8 - 12 

BDP activity pack

Arsenal KS2 Home Learning resources

Age group: Primary
Arsenal

Player Packs with activities that are suitable for children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11). 

Each pack is themed around a different Arsenal player and includes literacy, numeracy, physical education and cross curricular activities.

Arsenal resources

 

Institute of Physics: Where physics could take you

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form
Institute of Physics

If you enjoy studying physics but aren't sure how it could help your job prospects, this webpage shows you a range of different career paths you could take, including case studies with professionals where they share their career path and speak about what their job involves.

 

London's Air Ambulance Charity learning resources

Age group: Primary and Secondary
London Air Ambulance Charity

The resources can be used as standalone activities, in assemblies, or as part of a London’s Air Ambulance Week to inspire the doctors, paramedics and pilots of the future. 

Air Ambulance resources

London Fire Brigade Home Learning resourcesLondon Fire Brigade

Age group: Primary

A selection of fire service themed activities for KS1 & KS2 children to do at home including:

Meet the future you: Engineering careers quizinstitute of physics logo

Age group: Primary and Secondary

A quiz for ages 7+ to help you find out which engineering careers are most suited to you. 

Royal Air Force: Inspiring STEM CareersRoyal Air Force logo

The RAF would simply not function without talented people in critical STEM roles such as engineers, aviation technicians, and medics.

This webpage on the RAF website is dedicated to STEM careers within the RAF, including quizzes, career profiles and interviews with notable aviation professionals like Tim Peake.

 

External Resources

If you are looking for more to do around the world of work, we have collected a list of careers-focussed websites, resources and activities below.

BBC Bitesize Careers

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form

World of work videos and resources aimed at teens. Lots of information on jobs, sectors and employability. Includes help with writing CV's, job interview skills and a jobs database.

BBC Curriculum programming on TV

Age group: Primary and Secondary

CBBC will show curriculum content on TV every weekday from Monday, 11 January:

  • primary-school programming, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, from 09:00 to 12:00 on CBBC
  • at least two hours of programming to support the GCSE curriculum on BBC Two

Barclays Life Skills

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form

Interactive career and employability tools, films and webpages for students. Includes a virtual interview practice tool, CV builder and virtual work experience. Some activities require sign in.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School Virtual Work Experience

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form

This course provides a 'virtual' work experience for those looking to apply to medical school. You will be introduced to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists. Along the way, you will also consider some of the challenges and wider issues doctors face.

Careers Guide for Kids Podcast: Jobs Explained

Age group: primary and secondary

The careers podcast for kids where grown-ups talk about what jobs they do. Featured jobs include: Theatre Director, Firefighter, Journalist, Stand Up Comedian and Beekeeper.

Career Pilot

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form 

Information, resources and tools around careers, with additional home learning resources now online. 

LGBTQ+ STEM

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form

Improving LGBTQ+ visibility in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This project showcases LGBTQ+ people in the STEM fields, showing the diversity of people that can be found in roles all across the STEM disciplines and hopefully providing some role models for people who are either at a junior stage in their careers, or who are only currently considering the possibility of going into a STEM field.

Linklaters Virtual Internships

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form 

Linklaters Virtual Programme shares an insight on what it's like to work at Linklaters. In this programme, you will get to sample the cutting-edge work our trainees and lawyers do every day. You will get to build legal skills and better understand what a career at Linklaters offers. 

This programme is open to all students, from a law or non-law background. The tasks move through the lifecycle of a deal. We therefore recommend completing each task in order from 1 to 7.

Halliday Fraser Munro Virtual Work Experience

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form

Halliday Fraser Munro is an award winning design practice incorporating architectural services, urban design, masterplanning and a specialised planning consultancy team with offices in Aberdeen, Belfast, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and London. They have developed this new educational space to make their work experience programme available to students who are interested in architecture and design and would like to explore what this exciting industry is all about.

Neon Inspiring Engineering Careers Resources

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form

A collection of experiences, inspiring careers resources and stories that showcase modern engineering including:

Observe GP

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form

From the Royal College of GPs, Observe GP is an alternative to work experience for aspiring medics aged 16 and over, who are living in the UK. It is a free interactive video platform providing insights into the role of a GP and the wider primary care team.

PWC Employability Hub

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form

A place where you’ll find useful virtual tools to support you to develop key employability skills. Includes themed E-learning tools covering: online applications and assessments, video interviews, the A-Z of tech, wellbeing and looking after yourself.

Start

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form

A digital careers platform with lots of home learning activities and information about a variety of jobs. You can log in to build your own profile and track your progress, or you can browse as a guest user.

Screen Skills

ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries. Their website includes masterclasses with advice about how to break into the screen industries, and a video resource about experiencing life on set from home.

Skills Builder

Age group: Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form (Age 4 - 20)

A selection of activities, resources and projects to build skills in key areas with filters for different age groups. Activities are centred around eight key skills, breaking each skill down into teachable, measurable steps.

Spring Pod Learn Lounge

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form 

Learn Lounge is an interactive platform that lets you experience a whole new way of careers learning that is delivered virtually so you can join in from the comfort of your own home. It features inspiring career stories and guidance from experts across different fields – from technology to sport, and everything in between.

The WOW Show

Age group: Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form 

The WOW Show is an online channel creating real-life encounters with the world of work to inspire young people about their futures. The website also includes teaching resources and career guides for students and teachers.

UCAS - Virtual University Tours

Age group: Secondary and Sixth Form 

UCAS have put together a list of virtual tours and videos from universities to explore what it's like on campus and what facilities are available.

Uptree Online Careers Workshops

A website dedicated to connecting young people with the world of work. They have a selection of themed careers workshops coming up, and a selection of previous workshop videos to view.

Activity packs

Winter learning: Week 5

Islington's World of Work and Cultural Enrichment teams have put together some fun activities for primary school pupils to keep learning over the summer! Each week we will identify a 'key worker of the week' and learn about the important jobs they do. Week 5 is all about post office workers. 

Winter learning week 5Post office van

Winter learning: Week 4

Islington's World of Work and Cultural Enrichment teams have put together some fun activities for primary school pupils to keep learning over the summer! Each week we will identify a 'key worker of the week' and learn about the important jobs they do. Week 4 is all about emergency service workers. Ambulance

Winter learning week 4

Winter learning: Week 3

Islington's World of Work and Cultural Enrichment teams have put together some fun activities for primary school pupils to keep learning over the summer! Each week we will identify a 'key worker of the week' and learn about the important jobs they do. Week 3 is all about supermarket workers. 

Supermarket worker holding peppers

 Winter learning week 3

Winter learning: Week 2

Islington's World of Work and Cultural Enrichment teams have put together some fun activities for primary school pupils to keep learning over the summer! Each week we will identify a 'key worker of the week' and learn about the important jobs they do. Week 2 is all about teachers. 

Teacher sat with children at her feet

 Winter learning week 2

Winter learning: Week 1

Islington's World of Work and Cultural Enrichment teams have put together some fun activities for primary school pupils to keep learning over the summer! Each week we will identify a 'key worker of the week' and learn about the important jobs they do. Week 1 is all about NHS key workers. 

NHS logo

 Winter learning week 1

Myths and legends activity pack

This week we have selected activities around the theme of 'myths and legends'. Read about some employment myths and have a go at writing your first CV in a job centre activity from Kidzania.

Job Centre Plus exterior shop sign

 Myths and legends activity pack 

This is an old document and may not be accessible. We have included links to external activities below:

STEM Pioneers activity pack

This week we have selected activities all about pioneers! Learn about three inspiring STEM pioneers and have a go at trying some starter STEM activities. 

Katherine Johnson sitting at desk

 STEM pioneers activity pack 

This is an old document and may not be accessible. We have included links to external activities below:

Arctic adventures activity pack

This week we have selected activities all about Arctic Adventures! Learn about the jobs that help to save the arctic from climate change, and have a go at making a wind turbine. 

Wind turbines

  Arctic Adventures activity pack 

This is an old document and may not be accessible. We have included links to external activities below:

Movie magic activity pack

This week we have selected activities all about 'movie magic'! Learn about the jobs that go into making a film, explore visual storytelling and try your hand at being a film critic. 

Director chair and cameras

  Movie magic activity pack  

This is an old document and may not be accessible. We have included links to external activities below:

Notting Hill Carnival activity pack

This week we have selected activities all about the Notting Hill Carnival. Learn about all the jobs that come together to make the carnival happen and have a go at hosting your own mini carnival!Notting Hill Carnival parade

  Notting Hill Carnival activity pack  

This is an old document and may not be accessible. 

Ancient World activity pack

This week we have selected activities all about the ancient world. Learn about some of the jobs you can do if you are passionate about ancient history and have a go at curating your own museum! Archeologist digging

   Ancient World activity pack  

This is an old document and may not be accessible. 

BBC Bitesize: How can I be a historian?

This interactive BBC bitesize resource explores what skills are needed to be a historian and whether or not all resources are reliable. 

Sport activity pack

This week we have selected activities all about sport. Learn about some of the jobs available in the sport world and try some activities from our 100 hours World of Work partner, Arsenal (Recommended for ages 5 - 11).Journalist interviewing footballer

  Sport activity pack   

This is an old document and may not be accessible. We have included links to external activities below:

Wonder Women activity pack

This week we have selected activities all about Wonder Women! Take a look at the life and careers of some women you may have heard of, examine what gender stereotypes are and encourage children to think about the careers of wonder women in their lives Firefighter at fire engine(Recommended for ages 5 - 11).

  World of Work Wonder Women activity pack 

This is an old document and may not be accessible. We have included links to external activities below:

Food activity pack

This week we are looking at jobs in the food industry, and the journey food takes to get from farms to plates Chef in kitchen(Recommended for ages 5 - 11).

  World of Work food activity pack 

This is an old document and may not be accessible. We have included links to external activities below:

Environment activity pack

The environment is the focus this week, with a selection of creative activities that let you explore the theme of the environment, both from inside the home and when out on walks. We also look at different job roles that protect and preserve our environment. 

(Recommended for ages 5 - 11)

Workers cleaning up leaves

World of work Environment activity pack 

This is an old document and may not be accessible. We have included links to external activities below:

Dyson engineering challenges

Engineering is the focus this week, with a selection of creative activities by Dyson that you can do with materials found around the home. We also look at what an Engineer does as well as some different engineering roles.

(Recommended for ages 5 - 11)

James Dyson Foundation

Engineering (The James Dyson Foundation)

For more Engineering and Science activities from The James Dyson Foundation, please see their website:

The James Dyson Foundation - Challenge Cards

Step into the NHS

These activities are all about different careers in the NHS. The activities will help children think about their own skills and interests before looking at some of the different job roles that keep our NHS up and running!

(Recommended for ages 7 - 11)Step into the NHS

Step into the NHS