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 your child in making informed career choices. These include:

UCAS information specifically aimed at parents and carers about post-16 education and training opportunities.
BBC Careers Advice There is a lot of valuable  careers information on the BBC website
National Careers Week Download a booklet from National Careers Week 2022
Monthly Parent Pack. Each month the Government’s apprentice website produces a parent pack including resources tailored for parents and guardians.

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, favourite 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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