Here, you’ll find some useful resources to help you to support your child on their career journey. Parents and guardians have a big influence on their children’s choices about courses and careers, so it’s important to be well informed.

As well as all the useful information on our career choices pages, we think these resources will really help when it comes to sitting down with your son or daughter to think about their future.  

Find out why BTECs are the fast-track to work and further learning

These practical, work-related qualifications teach the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for, so it won’t take long for your child to get a foot in the door of their chosen industry.

Other resources

Our careers specialists have scoured the internet for useful information on the topics that parents say are most important to them.

Going to university

  • Beginners' guides to helping your child apply for university
  • Parents' guides to university funding
  • Comparing universities
  • University summer schools.

Alternatives to university

  • A guide to apprenticeships
  • Sponsored learning
  • Finance for learning other than degrees
  • University access, achievement and employability with vocational qualifications.

Retaking exams

  • Find out about retakes
  • Easter holiday revision courses for GCSE and A level.

A guide to work experience