Parents' and carers' guide
To 16+ education
What are the options for your child after school?
Your child may already know what they want to do after school and where they want to go. They may be unsure and undecided—and perhaps feel a bit overwhelmed by the choice of colleges, sixth forms, qualifications and apprenticeships on offer.
In our experience, it’s not just young people who can feel overwhelmed by the application process; parents can find it confusing too. Faced with different types of colleges and qualifications, offering different routes into employment and higher education, it can be confusing to decide which path will best suit your child.
Watch our short animation
We've also produced a short animation to help you navigate your way through the different options.