What support is out there to help you best advise your son/daughter?
Helping teens to decide on their future can seem more of a challenge now than ever whether you are a parent or a carer. But don’t worry, there is lots of professional help on hand. So, whether you are worrying about advising your teen, helping them with choosing their career path, wanting sources of information and help, keen to look at different sectors, want help with understanding choices at 16 or choices at 18, or exploring taking a gap year, you will find lots of useful links on this page.
Different pathways post 16
Tees Valley Combined Authority Website has a wealth of information for parents and carers and young people. To visit this page, click here.
Please explore the booklet from Tees Valley Combined Authority regarding Post 16 Options for your son or daughter. You will be sent a hard copy once school is in possession of these. To view the booklet, click here
T – Levels
T Levels are a brand-new qualification choice that will follow GCSEs and give students a head start towards the career they want. They will suit students who wish to start working towards a skilled occupation, prefer a practical approach to learning and want a predominantly classroom-based course. To find out more please click here or browse the official T-Level webpage by clicking here.
Below is a collection of resources and webinars that will help to equip you with the information needed to understand the new courses and be able to engage with parents and pupils about T Levels.
Bright Knowledge – Education explained (information about all the different types of courses and pathways that can be taken post 16) Click Here
Not going to Uni – Website for those students who know they don’t want to go to uni but might want further information about other routes into the world of work Click Here
Paths to Professional Careers – A Parent’s Guide from Target Careers Click Here
Find Apprenticeships (National Apprenticeship service) Click Here
A parents guide to Apprenticeships (National Apprenticeship service) Click Here
Become an Apprentice Click Here
The Apprenticeship guide Click Here
Amazing Apprenticeships website Click Here
Amazing Apprenticeships Parent guide latest issue Click Here
Get My First Job (Offers a whole new way to find Apprenticeships and opportunities to get ahead) Click Here
Courses and qualifications for 14-19 year olds Click Here
Russell Group Universities Click Here
The complete University Guide Click Here
Which University Click Here
UNISTATS – Compares different university courses Click Here
Advice to Parents from UCAS about applying to University Click Here
Exploring different Career Sectors and jobs
icould – A website with information exploring different career sectors with videos, guides and advice Click Here
Input Youth Job Guides – Providing information guides relating to a wealth of different career choices Click Here
Total Professions – This website was set up with the aim of bringing professional bodies together to encourage and inspire the career aspirations of all people, whatever their background Click Here
All about careers – A website exploring all options post 16, with links to job information too Click Here
National Careers Service – Provide information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work Click Here
Parents Guide to Tomorrow’s Engineers Click Here
Supporting your son/daughter at key times in their education
Family Lives – offers advice and information from truancy to gap years, from career choices to peer pressure Click Here
Parent Adviser Click Here
Parental Guidance from the Careers Writers Association Click Here
Advice for parents/ carers of children with SEND Click Here
Taking a gap year
Is a gap year right for my son/daughter? Click Here
Prospects Gap Year Guide Click Here