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Parent Information and Useful Links

All parents should have open access to up-to-date impartial relevant careers information, advice and guidance delivered through the careers' education information and guidance programme within college in line with the equal opportunities' policy.


Bideford College is committed to helping parents and carers support their children to make informed career decisions by providing detailed information about careers provision at the college and links to alternative and helpful websites. In addition, we are happy to meet parents to talk about their child’s career or work experience plans.

Careers 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. The National Careers Service is also a good, reliable source of impartial advice and guidance. Information on apprenticeships can be found on the apprenticeships website.

Useful Links for Careers Research for Students and Parents:

National Career Service - https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

A comprehensive careers website with job profiles, outlining the skills required, main tasks, pay levels and career prospects for hundreds of different jobs. In addition, valuable guidance on the different stages involved in getting a job.

Career Pilot - http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

Useful information to help young people make careers related decisions at 14, 16 and 18 years old.

Next Steps South West - https://nextstepssw.ac.uk/

A website for students thinking of applying to higher education along with valuable information about different options, including apprenticeships.
Useful Websites about Apprenticeships.

CareerMap - https://careermap.co.uk/

Careermap is a brilliant resource for finding Apprenticeships in the United Kingdom featuring thousands of Apprenticeship vacancies across all different industry sectors.


Apprenticeships - https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
Up-to-date information from the Government on how to search for and apply for apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships - Amazing Apprenticeships
Tackling misconceptions and promoting the benefits of apprenticeships and technical
education


T-Levels - What are T-Levels
Government website providing a clear explanation of T Levels.


Bideford College Sixth Form - https://sixthform.bidefordcollege.org/
• Petroc - www.petroc.ac.uk
• Exeter College - www.exe-coll.ac.uk/
• Exeter University - www.exeter.ac.uk
• Bicton College - www.bicton.ac.uk
• Duchy College - www.duchy.ac.uk


Labour market information (LMI) to inform careers decisions - LMI for All
A portal that provides high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) to inform
careers decisions.


How2Become - www.How2Become.com
How2Become provides careers and educational information, such as how to write a CV, how
to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and job interviews.


University/graduate careers - Prospects.ac.uk
Prospects help guide students and graduates to a bright future with information,
advice and opportunities


UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service) - https://www.ucas.com/
A website for students thinking of applying to higher education along with valuable
information about different options, including apprenticeships.


Alternatives to university options - Not Going To Uni: Apprenticeships & Work
Experience in the UK

Showcasing alternatives to university route for school and college leavers