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Information for Parents/Carers

Information for Parents/Carers

Parents and carers have an important role to play in supporting their child with their career planning and their transitions at 14, 16 and 18.

During Year 11 pupils will make decisions about their post 16 destination. The three pathways students can choose from are:

• staying in full-time education, for example at a school or college
• starting an apprenticeship or traineeship
• spending 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training.

Each pathway will suit a different type of learner, have different entry requirements/application processes and potentially shape a career in different ways.

We encourage pupils to consider all the options open to them and we work with pupils to help them make decisions about their next steps.

At 18, students can choose from the following options:

• university
• apprenticeships
• full-time employment.

The following sources of information may be helpful:

Labour Market Information (anything to do with the world of work) is important as it has implications for people making careers decisions, reinforces the need for lifelong learning, aids longer term career planning and affects the way people search for and apply for work. (Please see 'Careers Resources' section for the LMI widget).

https://learn.springpod.co.uk/speakers/ Learn Lounge is a free careers education initiative that Spring Pod are launching in April 2020.

Designed for students, schools & parents, high-profile speakers deliver inspirational and interactive careers talks virtually. There are some great names including; former BAFTA-winning wildlife cinematographer; Sophie Darlington, former England international cricket star; Monty Panesar, Two time Olympian; Anna Hemmings, British Inventor; Richard Browning and many others.

Once aired, the presentations will be available to watch on demand.


Information about the excellent careers opportunities that are available in Lincolnshire is available at the Family Services Directory which can be located through this link:


www.theworldofwork.co.uk Greater Lincolnshire Enterprise Partnership's website shares information about the range of businesses, jobs and skills needed across Lincolnshire.  It also has interesting resources in relation to the main growth sectors: Agri-Food/Manufacturing & Engineering/Visitor Economy/Energy & Water/Ports & Logistics/Health & Social.

www.icould.com This website is open to everyone and uses the personal stories to inform and inspire young people’s career choices.

https://careermap.co.uk/careermag-parents/ Careermag for Parents aims to connect pupils and their parents with quality advice and guidance. The magazine includes top tips for parents and information about all progression routes from age 16 onwards.

www.prospects.ac.uk This website provides a portfolio of graduate career and postgraduate study recruitment options and works in close partnership with higher education and further education professional bodies and the government.  Information about what graduates do, where they go and what their motivations are can be used to guide and inspire career choices throughout the student journey.

www.ucas.com An undergraduate and postgraduate admissions portal which also offers advice about academic and vocational options.  There is also a very useful video about pathways at age 16: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/getting-started/what-are-my-options/what-qualifications-are-there-for-16-18

https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/  Use Informed choices to help with subject choices at A Level and linking them to different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.

https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/ The Department for Education have launched a website providing information about the new T Levels (Technical Levels), which will start to be delivered from September 2020.  Full T Level routes are intended to be rolled out between September 2021 and September 2013.

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk Information about apprenticeships.

https://amazingapprenticeships.com Please click here to view the 'Parents Pack' from Amazing Apprenticeships.

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/vacancies/  - This webpage shows a selection of very well-known companies and familiar brands that employ apprentices.

National Apprenticeship Week - Useful links for apprenticeships.

If you require any further information relating to our careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme in school, please contact Mrs Bushell, our Careers Leader.

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