Parents

Comparing university and apprenticeships

With many more apprenticeships on offer, university is no longer the default option for young people leaving college or sixth form. Your child now faces a choice between university and apprenticeships...  

Coronavirus and schools: Your questions answered

As a parent, you will already be very aware that schools are once again closed for the third coronavirus lockdown. However, many more students have access to schools than did during the first lockdown. All...  

How to find volunteer opportunities for my child

Volunteer opportunities are a great way for your child to gain experience of the workplace as well as useful soft skills, technical skills and knowledge. In this guide, we look at what counts as volunteering,...  

A parent's guide to gap years

Gap years provide a breathing space for those who need a year out of education, give young people a chance to consider the options ahead of them or offer a second chance to students who aren't happy with...  

The future of work 2020-2030: Where are the job opportunities for young people?

We live in confusing times, and that can make it harder to plan for the future. But there are some things we are certain about. We live in a post-Covid facing drastic environmental changes and rapid technological...  

10 in-demand career paths your child could choose

In this article, we highlight 10 jobs which are expected to increase in demand over the coming decade. We used Nesta’s report The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 and Prospects’ Luminate...  

20 socially beneficial careers for your child

We live in an age of multiple crises, with great change and transformation on the horizon. From Covid-19 to the even greater threat of climate breakdown, from automation to demographic ageing – rarely...  

What is the Kickstart Scheme and how does it benefit my child?

The Kickstart Scheme is a new temporary employment programme designed to help young people off Universal Credit and into work. Young people will enter a work placement with an employer and the government...  

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...  

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