PARENTS AND CARERS (CAREERS)

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Parents and carers play a vital role in ensuring their children gain the best information, advice and guidance to prepare them for life once they leave Cowley: parents and carers have skills, knowledge, insight and connections, which may well make all the difference in helping their children make the right decisions and the right next step.  To help you support your child, we have therefore designed this website to provide you with all the information you will need to enable you to take an active role in your child’s Careers Education. Understanding the changes in the Labour Market is equally important as knowing the education providers that are available, as it is this information on the growth market that may help develop a successful career.

Parents and Carers are also welcome to receive any Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance that you wish to receive. We have plenty of information, prospectuses and resources to help you create a CV and prepare for job or college interviews, so please feel free to contact the designated CEIAG lead colin.mercure@sthelens.org.uk to find out more.

Useful links

Paths to Careers – a Parent’s Guide – A publication for parents to help their child’s decisions on further education, apprenticeships & careers.

University events and courses for parents/carers to help you support your child’s choices

A Parent and Supporter’s Guide to University Entry

The UCAS process can be bewildering so the University of Reading developed a free online course, “A Parent and Supporter’s Guide to University Entry” with a basic step-by-step guide to applying to HE and tips on ways parents and supporters can support their young person with their choices. Watch the teaser here.

The University of Reading are also part of the Uni4me website where secondary age students can access resources from curriculum help, careers advice, skills development and information about how to apply to University. What resources could be helpful to your young person?

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