Lesson 5: Career routes

Children look at the paths people have taken to get to their current jobs and learn that many people have career changes

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To understand the different routes available into careers

Statutory guidance

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L29. that some jobs are paid more than others and money is one factor which may influence a person’s job or career choice; that people may choose to do voluntary work which is unpaid and L32. to recognise a variety of routes into careers (e.g. college, apprenticeship, university)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Focus on one area e.g. children, animals or food.


Pupils working at greater depth: Undertake additional research to look at the options available for their chosen job.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
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Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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