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8. Useful sources of information

Information for parents about the changes to qualifications.

General information about learning, jobs, applications for all people in England. There is information on more than 130 industries with 800 different jobs. There is a special section for 13-19 year olds and a helpline available from 8am until 10pm seven days a week – 0800 100 900. 

Everything you need to know about Apprenticeships and Traineeships including a vacancy matching service. You can register and search for opportunities based on your postcode, job title or sector.

Comprehensive information and advice about higher education, including information about university courses throughout the UK, how to choose courses and how to apply.

A straight talking introduction to financing higher education.

Information about student loans and grants, including application forms.

Information and advice for parents about how to support your child with higher education choices.

A website for parents supporting their child with career choices.

Provides games, insider knowledge and inspirational stories to support career exploration and choice. Check out the parents’ zone.

The Career Development Institute is the professional body for career development in the UK. In addition to promoting good practice and quality, it maintains the Register of Career Development Professionals.