Inspiring IAG

Inspiring IAG is a national provider licensed to deliver The Quality in Careers Standard Award.

Inspiring IAG was developed by the 10 authorities and careers service providers of Greater Manchester but operates at a national level. It is managed on behalf of the IIAG Management Group by Positive Steps. We are grateful of the support that Greater Manchester Combined Authority has given to the award to enable it to grow over the years.

The award not only enables organisations to be recognised for good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance, but to also assists in meeting legislation, Statutory Guidance , Gatsby Benchmarks, preparing for inspection, and providing a better service to young people.  Gatsby Benchmarks are fully incorporated into the quality award.

We have an award for schools; academies; sixth forms; colleges; specialist schools; Primary Schools and Training Providers.

Our award is in 3 stages to help you work to the final one day assessment to achieve The Quality in Careers Standard. At each stage mentoring support is inclusive in the cost from industry experts to support and guide you on this journey.

All costs are inclusive of travel. The award last for 3 years and an Annual Review is required every year until re-accreditation.

IIAG STAGE 1 -working towards the national award, The Quality in Careers Standard.

IIAG STAGE 2 -working towards the final stage to achieve the full award, The Quality in Careers Standard.

STAGE 3 - The Quality in Careers Standard


“The passion and enthusiasm for quality assured CEIAG demonstrated not only by Kelly Baxendale (the strong ‘strategic lead’ for the Awarding Body) and Vilma O’Shea (Chair of the Management Group) but also by the two schools providing testimony at the Panel. Both schools talked warmly about how the Awarding Body’s approach positively affects attitudes and behaviours of school and college leaders towards CEIAG and their commitment to working towards and achieving external accreditation”

The Quality in Careers Standard Re-licensing Report, July 2019


Primary Award and Training Provider also available.


All awards are aligned to Statutory Guidance, Gatsby Benchmarks and CEIAG excellence and best practice.

Mentoring support and travel costs are inclusive in the costs.


IIAG is available nationally.


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