Guidance for Parents & Carers

As a parent or carer, you want to be able to guide and advise your child towards the best opportunity for them. So, where do you start?

There are so many options available to your child on leaving school. They could join the sixth form, begin an apprenticeship, commence a T Level, develop their confidence through a traineeship, apply for full-time university, consider a gap year or even move into volunteering!

Being open-minded about the range of opportunities, and equipping yourself with knowledge and information is the best way to build your confidence, and ultimately to support your child to make the best decision for them.

Through this Parent Zone, we aim to help you to explore those options.

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Apprentices are amazing

Apprenticeship Facts

Apprenticeships are a safe and secure alternative route to university. They offer a wage, holiday pay, benefits, cover study fees and offer practical experience alongside the theory of study.

With over 600 different apprenticeships covering everything from accountancy to zoo-keeping, there is an apprenticeship out there for everyone.

Whatever the role, 80% of the paid time will be on-the-job with the employer and at least 20% of the apprentice’s paid time will be off-the-job, undertaking training or learning with the training provider.

100% of the time is paid, 100% of the fees covered and employers will range from blue chip companies to SMEs and independents.



The Parent Perspective Podcast

Listen to “The Parent Perspective”, an exciting new podcast series for parents and carers, helping you to support your child with careers advice and guidance.

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The Basics: everything you need to know

Whether you already know a little bit about apprenticeships, or you are starting from scratch, here are our top resources to arm you with all the apprenticeship knowledge you’ll need to inform and guide your child.

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