What You Need to Know
- There are many people and places that can help you and your child make decisions about their future.
- As options and pathways can be so complicated, it’s important you look at the right information and get the right advice.
- Your child’s tutor or subject teachers are available to discuss subject choices and support their applications for further study.
- There are also other staff in school that can help such as a learning manager, mentor, support worker or head of year.
- CareersInc advisers are working in your child’s school and are there to give external, independent, impartial advice based on the needs of your son or daughter.
- Careers advisers from the National Careers Service are available over the phone to give information and advice about different careers and pathways.
Things to Think About
- Make sure the information and advice you and your child are given is from an external, independent and impartial person who is not tied to one school, college or training provider.
- Find out who to speak to in your child’s school and what help they will get throughout their time at school.
- Visit the National Careers Service website to find out how to speak to an adviser.
- Attend open evenings and options events at your child’s school and with local schools, sixth forms, colleges and training providers.
- Find out what help is available in your child’s school or area to help them with their options and pathways.