I would like to find out more about my child’s choices after College and year 11
There are several useful websites which can help you explore your child’s choices after year 11. These choices include:
- Sixth form (where your child might the opportunity to study and/or A-levels or BTEC qualifications)
- College (where your child might have the opportunity to study vocational and technical qualifications in a wide range of both practical and academic areas)
On the Career Pilot page, you can find out information regarding jobs, college courses, apprenticeship and higher education options. It is a good starting point to find out general information about possible progression routes.
https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/parents - The All About School Leavers website
On this page, you can find information on all the options your child has after year 11 or after their College course. On their website you can search for jobs and apprenticeships and explore different industries to find out more about possible future jobs or progression routes.
https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/ National Apprenticeship website
If you would like to find out specific information about apprenticeships, including case studies, information about different types of apprenticeships and to search for vacancies both nationally and locally, from intermediate to degree level apprenticeships, this website will be extremely useful.
https://www.ucas.com/further-education/post-16-qualifications - UCAS Post - 16 options
The UCAS page has useful information on thee main page about the choices after school or college and explains things clearly. Through other links on their website you can also search for apprenticeship vacancies and find out how to apply for University.
https://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/ Parental Guidance website
The PG website is a great starting point to find out about lots of basic information about your child’s progression options, from explaining the different levels of apprenticeships to being able to get advice and tips about interviews.
The Push website has lots of useful information about your future options, it is particularly useful if you would alternatives to University.