Parents and Carers are key stakeholders in the education of their child playing an important role in guiding them in making decisions about their future careers. As important influencers in your child’s decision making, the more confident and informed you are, the better-able you are to help.
It’s important you are equipped to make your child feel supported in making big decisions and we know parents and children alike can feel stressed when preparing for the future.
We have pulled together some useful information, advice, and guidance you might find helpful.
As a parent you are expected to have all the answers, but in a constantly evolving world it can be a struggle to keep up with the latest options out there. Are apprenticeships right for your child? Should they be considering BTECs or T levels? And how can you guide your child to make choices at GCSE and A Level that will set them up for a brighter future?
Here at Youth Employment UK we provide expert careers advice for parents who want to help their child understand and explore their next steps
The Northern School of Art is not only the leading provider of specialist creative art & design degrees in the north, but one of the best across the UK. Our Church Square campus in Hartlepool is a mix of modern and early 19th century buildings that have fantastic facilities, resources and staff. They are the school for students that are serious about their creative career.Explore this page to see some of our resources and to hear from our students & Vice Principal Pat Chapman!
With support from our sponsor, JP Morgan, we have created a new eBook, especially for parents, linking curriculum learning to careers.
From university and apprenticeships to work experience, Success at School’s careers guide for parents is packed full of advice to help you steer your child through the confusing world of careers choices.
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Parents – sign up to our parents’ mailing list via this link https://mc.successatschool.org/parents-ebook
These 3 big challenges – Covid-19, automation and the environmental crisis – will shape the future of work over the next 10 years.
In this article, we bring together the research to explore what this means for the future of work for Gen Z-ers between 2020 and 2030.
In this article, we highlight 10 jobs which are expected to increase in demand over the coming decade.
We used Nesta’s report The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 and Prospects’ Luminate report 2019/20 to identify these 10 career paths which your child could pursue to increase their chances of a well-paid and secure work life.
University is the most popular next step for school and college leavers, and with so much attention focused on higher education, it can feel like it’s the only route open to your child.
University is the best choice for many students. But it’s important to understand who it is right for and why, so you can help your child make an informed decision.
Take a look at the teaching spaces at Stockton Riverside College. You can explore workshops in Aviation, Art, Beauty Therapy, Brickwork, Dance, Electricla Installation, Hairdressing as well as the Higher Education Centre, Infinity Kitchen, Painting and Decorating, and Woodwork.
Siemens is dedicated to enhancing teaching, learning and employability in schools across the UK, with the use of contexts from our work to provide materials that present realistic challenges. Sparking your children’s interest outside of the classroom, we want help you to support their curiosity and prepare them for a technology-led future. Explore the information to find out what opportunities are available and what STEM could mean for your child.
Come and take a tour of an Aircraft Training Cabin, Beauty Training Rooms, Bricklaying, Plumbing, Plastering, Engineering, Carpentry and Joinery workshops, the Childcare Nursery, our Digital Suites, Hair Salons, Fitness Centre, the Health and Social Care wing and the Sports Hall.
Here are a few hints and tips for parents to help guide their child in considering a career.
This looks at an international child study on first five years of children’s lives are crucial to their development In and around gender specific careers.
NERAP is a collaboration of the five universities in the North East of England. Their vision is to improve higher education progression in the region and to ensure that young people in the North East are fully supported to make informed decisions about their future. Working alongside key stakeholders, they focus outreach activity where added value can be achieved collaboratively. NERAP create targeted and progressive interventions for students currently under-represented in higher education. Full details of their outreach provision, as well as a history of visits to your school can be viewed via your teacher dashboard online.
A Teacher’s Guide to Inspiring Futures in the North East
The North East Raising Aspiration Partnership offers a full suite of resources for KS2 and KS4 teachers to deliver a full introduction to higher education in the North East in the classroom. Each module contains the lesson plans and presentations you need to deliver an engaging lesson. All worksheets and resources are provided in a downloadable version of these popular guides and can be accessed completely free of charge by registering as a teacher on NERAP’s website: https://www.nerap.ac.uk/teachersguide
Guide on apprenticeships to support parents.
As a parent or carer, you have a leading role when your child is making decisions about their career.
That’s why it’s important to be prepared and feel confident when they come to you for advice.
My World of Work is here to help shine a light on the key things you need to know – no matter what stage they’re at.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Who gave you the advice and ideas to support your aspirations? Your family may have kickstarted your career conversations by reciting the 16th Century British nursery rhyme ’Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor’. You may have been curious about these old professions and fantasized about your own future.
Modern parents might do well to adapt the words to ‘blogger, coder, database administrator’ to fit today’s career choices.
Explore Middlesbrough College’s £100 million campus from the comfort of your classroom. You can explore different subject areas including Construction and Engineering, Sports, Beauty, Health Care, Creative and Digital, the STEM Centre as well as lots of other areas including labs, theatres, fashion classroom, have a go in the demo kitchen, as well as the dance studio.
If you’re not sure how to start a conversation about careers, or how to advise your children on possible careers they may be suited to, why not sit down as a family to watch a few short films, or read some of our day-in-the-life job profiles, then use them to talk about possible career options? Career aspirations start earlier than you think, so it’s good to get kids thinking about their futures.
This article is an extended version of the blog Primary career education should broaden children’s horizons by Nick Chambers (CEO, Education and Employers) published by TES on 14 November 2018.
Explore the facilities at Darlington College using the Quick Navigation Menu in the Reception to go straight to the area you are interested in.
Our flagship programme bringing the world of industry direct to your classrooms. Includes fully resourced lessons, virtual site visits, interactions with STEM ambassadors and CPD for your teaching staff.
Keep up to date with regular updates from the CIEC team showcasing their resources in action and highlighting current trends in the world of primary STEM via the blog.
Started during lockdown to support home learning – excellent for developing Science Capital through home links.
This report is an important contribution to that discussion and begins with a reality check – young people don’t feel prepared for the workplace, employers don’t feel young people are work ready, and teachers and parents do not know what framework or programme of ‘employability skills’ is best. It is more important than ever to be having this conversation. The world of work is rapidly changing which means schools, society, and business need to work together to make sure our education system can keep up.
Careermag specifically aimed at parents/carers.
This pack includes activities around kindness, coping, recognising feelings and learning new skills.
Download your 11 page kindness pack to help children ages 5-14 learn about the power of kindness.
The pack can be printed off and can help support with home-learning. The pack encourages children to do small acts of kindness each day to help their community, family and themselves. Kindness can help us to cope with challenges and change.
As children and young people can return to school after the third lockdown, it is important to make time to reflect on their journey to help them move forward and build their resilience.
This toolkit is differentiated by key stage and explores three topic areas: reacting, recovering, and reflecting. It has lots of quick activity ideas to help learners cope with change and challenges. There’s a handy teacher guide to help get you started.
Use the reacting module to explore resources for dealing with uncertainty and the return to school.
For primary learners, use the video of children talking about their back to school anxieties and our PAW Patrol card game to review how social distancing techniques we can use to stay safe.
Use the recovering module to help learners reflect on their coping skills as well as learning some new ones that could help them manage challenges and change in future.
For primary learners, explore change and how to cope with it. Reflect on how the power of kindness helps us and others cope with challenges.
Use our reflecting module to review what we have learned about ourselves and prepare for how we can better cope with change and challenge in future.
For primary learners, use the Back to better footsteps template to break down how to tackle problems and review a challenge we overcame.
Encourage learners to think about risk and how their decisions impact them and others.
Think about the changes and choices we face in life and consider ways to think critically and reflect on our feelings and actions.
Use the activities below to consider what risks are and how we can make good choices, and reflect on how we may be feeling about the changes we’ve had to deal with recently
Help children and young people build understanding, resilience and empathy by exploring other young peoples’ stories.
COVID-19 may have had an impact on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing as they have experienced such change to their daily routines. These activities explore how children and young people have coped with their own challenges and how this has helped them develop their own resilience.
These are uncertain times for us all and these new activities help learners build their resilience and reduce household tensions that might arise during these challenging times.
Within the materials you can download on this page, you will find videos, case studies and creative colouring activities to help engage children and young people. Activities are suitable for primary and secondary learners, with different activities where needed.
You want the best for your children’s future, yet the education system can seem far more complex now than when you were a student. To help you understand more about the opportunities available APM, the chartered body for the project profession, has produced this short guide. Apprenticeships are a great idea whose time has come again.
The word ‘apprenticeship’ now covers more careers than ever before. New forms of funding, new standards and a new emphasis on quality have all played a role in opening up more ‘earning and learning’ routes for young people