Career guidance research

24 November 2021
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Dyslexia Scotland is undertaking some research into dyslexia and career guidance. We want to hear from people with dyslexia in Scotland, and anyone who works in employability, career education, information, advice and guidance in Scotland.

About the research

We are committed to creating a dyslexia-friendly Scotland, where people with dyslexia can reach their potential in life, learning and work. Career education, information and guidance plays a vital part in supporting this ambition. Since 2016, we have delivered a small, all-age career guidance service for people with dyslexia. Alongside this, we have developed training and professional learning resources for the career guidance sector, to help career and employability practitioners learn about supporting dyslexic clients.  Five years on, we want to understand how we can be helpful to both these groups in future. This research closes on 7 January 2022.

We are undertaking a piece of research to find out: 

  1. What are the career guidance needs of people with dyslexia in Scotland?

  2. What are the dyslexia-related professional learning needs of people working in the career education, information, advice and guidance sector in Scotland?

We are looking for: 

People with dyslexia, over the age of 16, living or working in Scotland:  

You can take part in the research through this questionnaire or by interview with our career coach – appointments can be scheduled on Eventbrite.

If you would prefer to take part by post, email, or by speech recording your answers please contact Katie.

People who work in the employability, career education, information, advice and guidance sector (CEIAG):

You can take part in the research through this questionnaire or contact our Career Coach for more information.