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National Careers Service

Question for Department for Education

UIN 196110, tabled on 27 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) geographical area and (b) age range the National Careers Service covers.

Answered on

3 December 2018

Careers is a devolved matter and the National Careers Service covers England only. The service provides free, up to date, impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market.

The service is available for adults aged 19 and over. They can access the service through the following three ways:

  • Contractors based in the local area which provide access to face-to-face and telephone advice;
  • The National Careers Service Helpline which offers web chat, text and telephone support; and
  • The National Careers Service website which is available at:

Young people aged 13 to 18 can also ring the National Careers Service Helpline for advice, or they can use web chat or the National Careers Service website.

Please note that information about careers provision in Northern Ireland is available at:

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