Parents and Carers

Raising the Participation Age

All young people are required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. This doesn’t have to mean staying in school. Students can choose to study or train in any of the following ways:

  • Stay on full-time in a school, college or with a training provider (many young people also do a part-time job alongside this).
  • Work or volunteer full-time, together with part-time accredited education or training.
  • Take up an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Useful information can be found on the following website links:

Job Exploration
National Careers Service
Success At School
I Could

Labour Market Information

Job Applications (CVs, applications and interviews)

Jobs and Apprenticeships
Amazing Apprenticeships
Rate My Apprenticeship
Employability Skills
Apprenticeship Guide for Parents (

For more information about Apprenticeships, click on the document below:

University Guide for Parents (

Volunteering and Social Action