Information for Parents & Carers
Young people have more and more options available as they progress through their education and into the world of work. We know that parents / carers want to be able to understand this changing world so they can help and support young people to make the best choice for them. The following links will provide additional information on the different pathways young people can take.
Careers Advice For Parents
A good place to start is Careers advice for parents. This site offers advice and guidance for parents who want to explore all the different options available to young people. It also gives some advice on how to support young people through making these tough decisions.
Parent Advisor provides information about all of the options post 18, including apprenticeships and gap years, as well as Higher Education.
Career Development Institute
For more information on career development you can also access the UK Career Development Institute. ‘Careers Advice for Parents aims to give you an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to your child’s future career prospects.
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service is also a good, reliable source of impartial advice and guidance.
Or you could explore the iCould website. This provides a range of articles and information that examines the range of options available to young people at 14, 16 and 18. It is specially aimed at parents and carers.
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