There are a number of websites available to both students and parents that can help provide information and advice.
National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
Guidance for Parents
Parental Guidance: http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/
Careers Advice for Parents: https://www.careersadviceforparents.org/
Government portal to the National Apprenticeship Service: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Apprenticeships: Get In Go Far: https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/ Large database of available apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships Connect: https://www.apprenticeshipconnect.co.uk Another useful website for searching available apprenticeships.
Going to University and other alternatives:
Which? University: https://university.which.co.uk/ Excellent resource providing a wide range of stats and facts about every University course, including student satisfaction and average graduate earnings
The Good University Guide: https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/ Website providing detailed information on the University league tables.
Not Going To Uni: https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ Very useful resources and guidance for those students not wishing to continuing their studies at University.
UK Course Finder: https://www.ukcoursefinder.com/ Useful data base of degree courses.
universitycompare.com/ and https://universitycompare.com/courses/ A comprehensive university, and university courses, comparison site, offering students resources, tools, student discounts and university stats and rankings.
https://clearing.co.uk/ A website which tells you everything you need to know about clearing and adjustment and offers an app which allows you to speak to universities directly.
Developing Employability Skills
Life Skills: https://www.barclayslifeskills.com/ Very useful website providing information to help young people develop their employability skills
Push: https://www.push.co.uk/ : very comprehensive website with information ranging from University advice to taking a gap year. Even has a section entitled ‘No Idea’ for the many students who haven’t yet made up their minds!
Wessex Information Network (WIN): http://www.won.ac.uk/win/wessex-inspiration-network wide range of resources and activities to support young people making decisions about their future.