How You Can Help

As a Parent/Carer you can support your child to explore their future plans.

There are many useful resources available to you to help you support young people in making informed career choices. These include:

  1. UCAS which gives information specifically aimed at parents and carers about post-16 education and training opportunities.
  2. There is a lot of valuable Careers Advice at the BBC website
  3. You can also download a useful booklet produced for National Careers Week 2022.
  4. The Government’s apprentice website provides access to resources tailored for parents, guardians and carers including a monthly parent pack.

Years 8 – 11 

  • Whilst at school encourage your child to talk to careers professionals and teachers about their future career plans
  • Discuss their career ideas, favorite subjects, interests, skills and personal qualities
  • Support them by finding out about their options by attending parents’ evenings, school/college open days and career events
  • Talk about expectations and help them to consider back-up plans
  • Support them in exploring options after Year 11 such as 6th form, college, training or apprenticeships
  • Support them in making applications, ensuring they meet any deadlines and attend all their interviews.





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