Advice for Parents

At Red House Academy, we are fully aware that careers advice is not just for students. We also know that parents and carers need support to enable them to help their children to make tough and challenging decisions about their future.

Careers Advice for Parents

Is a website designed to support parents and carers to start a conversation with their child about choosing a career. Topics include: helping your child choosing a career, apprenticeships explained, job search tips, higher education, financing higher education, money matters, special needs, distance learning, qualifications and foundation learning.

Parent Advisor

Is a website providing useful, up to date advice for parents about post-18 options and pathways, including information on finances, choosing a right course, choosing a university or college and alternatives to higher education.


Is a small charity providing career inspiration and information for young people. They provide a range of career videos and articles that examines the range of choices available to young people at 16 and 18. There are articles written especially aimed at parents/carers.

The National Careers Service

Is also a reliable source of impartial advice and guidance.

Futher reading:

Apprenticeship Timeline

UKCES - Careers of the Future

CASCAID - Parents' Guide to Careers Guidance

CIPD - Great Expectations - A Careers Guide to Parents

Tips for Parents

UCAS - Parent Guide

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

U-Explore Start

"Start" is a fantastic online careers learning tool which can be used by your child to explore their future career and education options, helping them to make important decisions about their future pathways. It can also be used by parents too. We would, however, ask you not to log in using your child's user details and to instead register yourself using the instructions here.

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