The Parents’ Guide to provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form. This online guide is designed to inform, involve and guide parental support. It includes the most up to date information on topics such as apprenticeships, universities and revision techniques. This guide was produced with NCW for National Careers Week 2021.
Welcome to the 2021 TARGETcareers Paths to Careers – a Parent’s Guide. This year’s edition has been developed with Mumsnet feedback. A Parent’s Guide is for parents or anyone in loco parentis to a young person thinking about their next steps; the Mumsnet survey revealed that half of young people start thinking seriously about their future careers when they’re 14–15. It also revealed that when it comes to choosing what to do, a child’s personal interest and their confidence in succeeding in their post-18 choice are the main influencing factors. This guide is designed to help you boost your child’s confidence, by providing them with a clear, unbiased introduction to their options.
You’ve almost certainly heard about apprenticeships by now. But if you think they’re second best to a university degree, you’ve been misinformed! Apprenticeships can be a pathway to a degree – paid for in full by the employer while your child earns a wage. In this article, Success At School define apprenticeships, go through the different types, compare them to university, explore some of the programmes available, look at how much your child can expect to earn and explain how to help your child find an apprenticeship.
To succeed in the world of work, employers will expect your child to have certain basic employability skills (sometimes called “key skills”). These are skills which are needed to virtually any job – and even just to get by in life. Everybody needs these key employability skills, regardless of the industry or role they work in. There are plenty of ways your child can develop these skills at school or in their home life, even if they don’t have a part-time job. In this article Success At Schools look at what those employability skills are and how you can help your child gain them.
National Careers & Apprenticeship Services
Higher Education Websites
|Explore this website to find out information about university courses on offer. Not sure of what your career could be? Lower school students can try this quiz for some ideas: Click here!|
|This website represents 24 leading universities and is a source of careers information & advice including ‘informed choices’, a downloadable guide to making post 16 choices.|
|The HE+ website is an open-access website aimed at secondary school students and provides access to super-curricular resources written by Cambridge students/academics. Within the subject pages, you’ll find links to over 30 super-curricular resources which go deeper into a particular topic. The new website’s resources feature more video/audio content, glossaries, worksheets and reflective questions for each resource, a feedback mechanism and links to further reading.|