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Advice for Parents

At Thorp Academy, we are fully aware that careers advice is not just for students. We also know that parents and carers need support to enable them to help their children to make tough and challenging decisions about their future.

Careers Advice for Parents www.careersadviceforparents.org

This is a website designed to support parents and carers to start a conversation with their child about choosing a career. Topics include: helping your child choosing a career, apprenticeships explained, job search tips, higher education, financing higher education, money matters, special needs, distance learning, qualifications and foundation learning.

Parent Advisor www.parentadviser.co.uk

This is a website providing useful, up to date advice for parents about post-18 options and pathways, including information on finances, choosing a right course, choosing a university or college and alternatives to higher education

The National Careers Service nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

This is also a reliable source of impartial advice and guidance


U-Explore Start

"Start" is a fantastic online careers learning tool which can be used by your child to explore their future career and education options, helping them to make important decisions about their future pathways. It can also be used by parents too. We would, however, ask you not to log in using your child's user details and to instead register yourself using the instructions here