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Parent & Carer Information

We appreciate you will want to do everything you can in order to support your child with their future, but that can be difficult when the world of careers is constantly changing. A careers conversation with your child can make a big difference and sharing your own story can help.

The Government has raised the age at which young people need to continue in education or training. Students leaving the Academy can either go to college, sixth form or follow the work route with an Apprenticeship/Work based training. Raising Participation Age (RPA) is not about staying in school longer, but about continuing in some kind of learning and it doesn't mean young people can't get a job. Young people have lots of choice about how to do this in the way that suits them best.

This could be:

  • Full-time education (sixth form college, school sixth form, further education college, University Technical College)
  • An Apprenticeship or Traineeship
  • Part-time education or training combined with one of the following: employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more a week or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.

We have pulled together a range of useful documents which we hope will help and support you with understanding a bit more about Careers Education and the options which students have Post-16.

Information for parents/carers regarding future goals and careers can be found here.