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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.