Careers advice for parents - what you need to know to help your child

Are you a parent with teenage children aged between 14 and 19 years old?  Do you want to help them make the right decisions about what to do after GCSE and sixth form?  Do you need help understanding what choices they have?

Careers Advice is not just for Young People, Parents/Carers also need support to help young people make tough and challenging decisions. Please click here for support as a parent.

Careers advice for parents is a website that has been set up by careers professionals and recommended by the UK Career Development Institute.

Parent advisor

Advice for Parents: aims to give you an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to your child’s future career prospects.’

This particular site is aimed at parents or guardians of young people who are faced with, or who will be faced with, making decisions about their options post 18. Parent Advisor information about all of the options post 18, including apprenticeships and gap years, as well as Higher Education.

The National Careers Service is also a good, reliable source of impartial advice and guidance.

More advice and materials available to download

What's next?

Parents guide

  • Download this free 'what's next' guide or explore the comprehensive range of easy to read support articles and parent Q&A page to help your child through the choices they are going to have to make.

Helping my child

Parent carers guide

  • have created several guides to help you take a positive role in your child’s career journey. From university, apprenticeships & other pathways into work, to work experience and employability skills. 

Amazing Apprenticeships -  Parent's information pack

Amaz apps parents

  • The most current advice for Parents' and Carers' about Apprenticeships.

A guide to T- levels

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T Levels are a brand new qualification designed to give young people a head start towards the future they want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.

GCSE Pod Parent Webinar


GCSEPod is the perfect resource to help your child learn, retain and recall all the information they need to achieve their GCSE goals.

Apprenticeship Podcast for Parents

Apprentiship podcast

“The Parent Perspective” is an exciting new 8-part podcast series for parents and carers, helping you to support your children with careers advice and guidance.

You are one of the biggest influencers on a young person making their career decisions.

Together with Not Going to Uni, Amazing Apprenticeships want to make sure that they are supporting you to feel informed and confident in providing careers support and guidance to your child, so that you ultimately make the best decisions for them.