Advice for parents

What are the different qualification options for my child?

The world of qualifications can be overwhelming for students and even more so for parents. With the advent of higher apprenticeship, degree apprenticeships and now T-levels, it can seem like another new...  

Should my child go to university?

University is the most popular next step for school and college leavers, and with so much attention focused on higher education, it can feel like it’s the only route open to your child. University...  

Helping your child gain work experience

The skills and experience students pick up during work experience give your child an edge when it comes to applying for jobs, showing employers they have practical expertise related to the role they're...  

Coronavirus: Careers Support Hub

This page is a collection of resources for parents, students, teachers and careers advisors to use during the school closures brought about by coronavirus. We will update it as we create new resources...  

How to make sure your child gets good careers advice

When it comes to making sure your child receives good careers advice, there are three main things you can do: Provide good support at home Understand what job opportunities are available locally Know...  

Coronavirus: Gatbsy Subject Guides free to access from home

THIS PAGE HAS MOVED HERE The coronavirus (covid-19) crisis means that schools and colleges will close from Friday 20th March. To help parents and students studying from home, we are making the electronic...  

How does careers advice work in schools?

Careers advice in schools and colleges has changed a lot recently. Connexions is long gone and today schools have to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure they are following the law. In this guide, we...  

Video: Work Experience: A Parent's Guide

Parents: for a quick guide to work experience and how it can benefit your child, take a look at this video. Teachers/careers advisors: if you're looking for a quick and simple explanation of the value...  

Parents: Be ready for GCSE results day (2019)

Getting ready for exam results for the first time can be scary for parents as well as students! This quick guide will keep you cool as a cucumber as you help your little darlings prepare...  

A parent's guide to A-level results day 2019

Results day may be nerve-wracking for students - but let's face it, it's pretty tense for parents as well. If you want to be a bastion of calm in an increasingly frantic household, you've come to...  

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