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David Andrews OBE

Education Consultant

He leads courses for careers leaders and careers advisers, provides consultancy to local authorities, schools and careers companies and has spoken at numerous conferences.

David is a Fellow of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling (NICEC), a Visiting Fellow in Career Education and Guidance at the International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby and a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Career and Personal Development, Canterbury Christ Church University. Most of his work is in the UK but he has worked on projects in East Africa, Kosovo, Pakistan and the Gulf states.

David is an honorary life member of the Career Development Institute (CDI) and works as a policy adviser to the Institute. In 2011 he authored Careers Education in Schools, a book on the history of the development of careers education in schools and which goes on to critically examine current policy, practice and possibilities for the future. Before moving into freelance work in 1998, he taught in secondary schools and then worked as an advisory teacher in a careers service and an LEA adviser. David has worked as an adviser to the DfEE, the DfES and the DCSF, but not yet to the DfE.