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Parent Guidance to Careers

The decisions young people make from an early stage at school can have a big impact on their future career choices and happiness. We have designed a parent guide to provide an overview of how parents can help support their children with these important choices.  Pathways After Year 11

University/Higher Education
Organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. They also provide innovative online tools which make it easier for students, and higher education institutions (HEIs) to manage applications and offers. There is also a parents section where parents can find all the information needed to support you with your choices and application.


Russell Group Informed Choices 2016/17 Fifth Edition

The Russell Group of Universities has produced a guide to help young people to have clear information about how the subjects that they choose to study in the Sixth Form can affect their options of university – that way, they can make well informed choices.


Need help searching for university courses – check out the new Search Tool on UCAS.


Parent(s) – UCAS Parent Guide – everything you need to support your child with their Higher Education Choice – link to UCAS website –
Graduate Prospects is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates and provides an extensive graduate careers website.

Invitation For Parents: Success Beyond School

We are delighted to announce our “Success Beyond School” events for this term: free-of-charge interactive ‘Live Online’ seminars designed to help parents supercharge their children’s career potential.

Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

  • You will find information both for students and parents and information covers a wide range of areas including apprenticeships; work experience
  • The ‘Explore our Career Zones’ is where you can find out all about the different jobs you can do, what to study and how to get there, whether you’re planning to leave school or heading to college or uni.
  • Each zone has helpful interviews, advice and links to set you on the right path to career superstardom


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icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

Take a look at our:

  • Career videos – from carpenters to city traders, care workers to celebrities, our real-life storytellers offer an inside view of their current job and a personal account of how they got there.
  • Job information – see details of average salary, qualifications, skills, past and future employment levels, and more below every video.
  • Articles –apprenticeships, astronauts or applying for jobs – our articles cover all things career-related, from people sharing their experiences to advice from career experts.
  • Focus On – this series offers ideas and information around key decision points, such as Choices at 1416 and 18 and highlights opportunities in particular job areas such as the music industry, the NHS and engineering.


PwC – The programme combines both live and pre-recorded sessions which will provide you with an insight into PwC and an opportunity to develop employability skills. You’ll also have the chance to engage with a range of PwC ambassadors through the interactive live sessions, whilst having the flexibility to watch and listen to the recorded sessions at a time best suited to you.


Videos showcasing opportunities offered by Training Providers in the  local area. Meet the staff, take a look at the facilities and find out more about training opportunities and programmes on offer​. Including Business Admin,  Digital Tech,  Digital Marketing, Digital Content Writing, Software Devpt, Hairdressing, Barbering and Electrical apprenticeships.  Follow the link:


Opportunities Available for Parents


 Pathways After Year 11

 Careers Policy


We continually measure and assess the impact of our programme on students in various ways, such as student, parent and tutor surveys, as well as inviting feedback from employers who get involved in activities. We also use destination data obtained from Post 16 colleges to monitor trends about where our students move onto.