How You Can Help

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

If you aren’t sure what is available, UCAS gives information specifically aimed at parents and carers about the post-16 education and training opportunities.

There is also  Careers Advice at the BBC website

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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