Parents, Carers and Guardians
Hello Future works with students in years 9-13 who live in areas of Cumbria where the levels of young people progressing to higher education are both much lower than expected, based on GCSE results, and low overall, and who are on course to obtain five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 4-9 including Maths and English.
Find out what events are coming up in your area.
- A parents’ guide to university: https://university.which.co.uk/teachers/introduce-higher-education-options/university-parent-guide
- A parent’s guide to apprenticeships: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/634339/A_parents_guide_to_apprenticeships.pdf and ‘are degree apprenticeships right for my child?’ http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/2017/08/degree-apprenticeships-right-child.html
UCAS have lots of useful information specifically for parents and guardians, including Open Days, finance and applying to university: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/ucas-undergraduate-parents-and-guardians University student finance:
- Money Saving Expert: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/
- Student Loans Company: http://media.slc.co.uk/sfe/quickStartFinanceGuide/home.html which also includes advice on extra financial help if you have any dependents, and if you have a disability
- Student Finance England: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance
- Which? University: Student finance: what parents need to know
- Which? University: Supporting your child’s student finance: Q&A
For advice on helping your child boost their skills and experience, visit http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/2017/08/helping-teen-choose-right-rabbit-hole.html and http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/2015/10/generic-skills-advice.html
Changes to GCSEs explained: http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/2015/11/what-are-changes-to-gcses-all-about.html