Information for parents

Making decisions about next steps

Our guides to key decision points outline the options open at each stage, and feature information to help inform your childā€™s decision-making.

The series is aimed at young people but contains information you may also find useful, especially with recent changes to education routes and career pathways:

Choosing your GCSE options

What next after your GCSEs?

What is an apprenticeship and where can it lead?

Eight questions to help decide if university is your next step

Talking with your child about careers

Exploring icould real-life career videos with your child is a great way to spark careers conversations. You can explore videos by job type or subject, or take a look at our inspiration section to see videos grouped by theme.

Or why not take theĀ Buzz Quiz?Ā This short fun quiz helps young people understand their strengths and explore links between their personality, subject choices and jobs.

Using Labour Market Information

Looking at Labour Market Information can also help inform career decisions. You can find key details about salary levels or future employment below all of our videos.

See our guideĀ How to use Labour Market Information (LMI) to help make career decisionsĀ for more details.

Further information

From where to get personal careers advice, to finding out more about particular sectors and pathways, our Useful contactsĀ page lists places that can help.



Digital safety

Top tips for staying safe online is written for students, but contains information parents may find useful.

Where to get help, advice and support lists places which can provide young people with general help and support.

Would you like to become a school governor?

Inspiring Governance is a free, online service that connects schools and trusts in England with skilled volunteers who are interested in becoming a school governor or trustee.