Continuing Professional Development

Welcome to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) section of the website where you will find resources to help your own learning and development.

At Hepp, our mission is to support teachers and advisers to provide accurate, up-to-date and engaging information about higher education to learners, starting as early as possible. Our CPD offer for teachers and advisers is designed to help you do that with a range of online resources. We also want to reach other audiences that support young people in their futures, including foster carers and young people in care.

You can also login to the schools section to see a range of resources for use with learners from KS2 through to KS4.

We’re in the process of building up the content on this section of the site, so if you have suggestions for materials you would like to see on the site, please use the ‘Contact Us’ form. You can access it here.


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Booklet

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Teachers Guide to University 2021 A booklet produced for Hepp by UniTasterDays.com. Produced in collaboration with HELOA, this guide anticipates a discussion between you (teacher/careers adviser) and your student, arming you with answers to their questions about higher education. Other

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Information Resource

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Advancing Access Interactive CPD Modules – Creating a culture of success in your school or college This is a link to 7 interactive CPD modules, which contain an engaging mix of different self-directed activities which can be worked through at your own pace. They are designed for teachers, senior and middle leaders, careers advisers, careers leaders and those who work in the field of widening participation.

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Presentation

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T Levels – An introduction An introduction to the new T Level qualifications. Suitable for all staff. All

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Supporting Young Carers to Access and Succeed in Higher Education This presentation is highlights the extra support that young carers can receive whilst studying at higher education. This was produced by Laura Selby, Deputy Manager at Sheffield Young Carers. Gatsby Benchmark 3, Gatsby Benchmark 8

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Disabled Learner – Student Finance This presentation shows the support that disabled learners can receive from Student Finance England when in higher education. It highlights the core student finance offer as well as extra support. This presentation was produced by Kevin McMullan who is a Funding Information Adviser for Student Finance England. Gatsby Benchmark 3

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Further Education and Higher Education Options Explored A presentation on the options for further education and higher education. There is also an introduction to 'T-Levels'. This presentation was produced by Gideon Woldeslassie who is a Higher Education Progression Adviser for HeppSY Gatsby Benchmark 7

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Sessions

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Funding Support for Disabled Learners – Slides These are the slides used in the below recorded session for students/parents/carers/teachers and advisers to find out: what Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) is, what forms you need to complete and how to do that and the support provided for disabled students at higher education institutions. Find out why it is important to start the DSA process early in order to make sure all the support you need is in place for when you start your higher education journey.

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Funding Support for Disabled Learners – Recording This session is for students/parents/carers/teachers and advisers to find out: what Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) is, what forms you need to complete and how to do that and the support provided for disabled students at higher education institutions. Find out why it is important to start the DSA process early in order to make sure all the support you need is in place for when you start your higher education journey.

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It’s never too late to go into higher education – Slides An opportunity for staff who work with mature students to find out how to support them think about higher education (HE) and the different educational routes possible to them. This session covers: routes into HE, the support available at HE institutions, student finance as a mature student and how you can support a mature student.

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It’s never too late to go into higher education – Recording An opportunity for staff who work with mature students to find out how to support them think about higher education (HE) and the different educational routes possible to them. This session covers: routes into HE, the support available at HE institutions, student finance as a mature student and how you can support a mature student.

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Shape your Future

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Shape Your Future A guide to regional labour market information. In this booklet there is guidance about growth sectors, routes and pathways into various careers. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Shape Your Future – Sheffield A presentation to introduce Shape Your Future to students. To be used with the accompanying lesson plan. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Shape Your Future – Doncaster A presentation to introduce Shape Your Future to students. To be used with the accompanying lesson plan. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Shape Your Future – Barnsley A presentation to introduce Shape Your Future to students. To be used with the accompanying lesson plan. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Shape Your Future – Sheffield A lesson plan to introduce Shape Your Future with students. To be used with accompanying Presentation. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Shape Your Future – Doncaster A lesson plan to introduce Shape Your Future with students. To be used with accompanying Presentation. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Shape Your Future – Barnsley A lesson plan to introduce Shape Your Future with students. To be used with accompanying Presentation. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Shape Your Future – Rotherham A presentation to introduce Shape Your Future to students. To be used with the accompanying lesson plan. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Shape Your Future – Rotherham A lesson plan to introduce Shape Your Future with students. To be used with accompanying Presentation. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Gatsby Benchmarks

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Resource list for Gatsby Benchmark films A handy list of resources to help meet the Gatsby Benchmarks. These resources are all referenced in the series of linked films. All

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An Introduction to the Gatsby Benchmarks A video guide which introduces the Gatsby Benchmarks. This is presented by Sonia Hardwick, CPD Manager at Hepp. Run time: 4 mins 29 secs All

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Gatsby Benchmark 1 – A Stable Careers Programme A video guide to Gatsby Benchmark 1: A Stable Careers Programme, that can support you with meeting this Gatsby Benchmark. This is presented by Sonia Hardwick, CPD Manager at Hepp. Run time: 3 mins 47 secs Gatsby Benchmark 1

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Gatsby Benchmark 2 – Learning from Career and Labour Market Information A video guide to Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information, that can support you with meeting this Gatsby Benchmark. This is presented by Sonia Hardwick, CPD Manager at Hepp. Run time: 3 mins 5 secs Gatsby Benchmark 2

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Gatsby Benchmark 3 – Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil A video guide to Gatsby Benchmark 3: Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil, that can support you with meeting this Gatsby Benchmark. This is presented by Sonia Hardwick, CPD Manager at Hepp. Run time: 3 mins 15 secs Gatsby Benchmark 3

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Gatsby Benchmark 4 – Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers A video guide to Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers, that can support you with meeting this Gatsby Benchmark. This is presented by Sonia Hardwick, CPD Manager at Hepp. Run time: 4 mins 16 secs Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Gatsby Benchmark 5 – Encounters with Employers and Employees A video guide to Gatsby Benchmark 5: Encounters with Employers and Employees, that can support you with meeting this Gatsby Benchmark. This is presented by Sonia Hardwick, CPD Manager at Hepp. Run time: 4 mins 6 secs Gatsby Benchmark 5

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Gatsby Benchmark 6 – Experiences of Workplaces A video guide to Gatsby Benchmark 6: Experiences of Workplaces, that can support you with meeting this Gatsby Benchmark. This is presented by Sonia Hardwick, CPD Manager at Hepp. Run time: 4 mins 15 secs Gatsby Benchmark 6

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Gatsby Benchmark 7 – Encounters with Further and Higher Education A video guide to Gatsby Benchmark 7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education, that can support you with meeting this Gatsby Benchmark. This is presented by Sonia Hardwick, CPD Manager at Hepp. Run time: 4 mins 36 secs Gatsby Benchmark 7

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Gatsby Benchmark 8 – Personal Guidance A video guide to Gatsby Benchmark 8: Personal Guidance, that can support you with meeting this Gatsby Benchmark. This is presented by Sonia Hardwick, CPD Manager at Hepp. Run time: 3 mins 15 secs Gatsby Benchmark 8

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Gatsby Benchmark Resources A video guide to various resources that can support you in meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks. This is presented by Sonia Hardwick, CPD Manager at Hepp. Run time: 3 mins 44 secs All

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Gatsby Benchmarks -GBM 4 – Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers A presentation aimed at increasing knowledge of Gatsby Benchmark 4 , providing some practical examples to increase engagement from subject staff. Gatsby Benchmark 4

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Gatsby Benchmarks – An Introduction An introduction to the Gatsby Benchmarks aimed at staff working in schools and colleges. Suitable for all staff. All

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Career Development Institute – The Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit A Gatsby Benchmark toolkit, produced by the Career Development Institute. All

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