Find all you need for post-16 education right here – from important events to helpful resources, making it easy for you to support your teenager’s next step.
Information for Parents
Sunday 21 January 2024
If your child is unsure about their career or option choices, then this is the event for you!
On Sunday 21 January, the YMCA is hosting The Big Parents Evening – a free careers information event for parents. Listen to talks by specialists about what will be the careers of the future, which are the best sectors to enter into and what subjects link to what career pathways. This event is a great way to help you and your child make an informed decision at a key stage of their educational journey.
Saturday 3 February 2024
Whether you’re aiming for the all-new A Level-equivalent T Levels, top-notch degree-level programmes, hands-on vocational courses, or the path of Apprenticeships we offer, we’ve got the ideal stepping-stone for you to take towards your dream future. Our access-all-areas Open Day on Saturday 3 February is designed to give you a taste of what you can expect from life at City College Plymouth. Whether you’re aged 16 or 60, City College is open to anyone who is committed to acquiring new skills for employment, higher education or even just for you.
Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 February 2024
Would you like to find out what life at College is really like? Want to see which course you most enjoy and are most suited to?
Our subject taster sessions are the perfect opportunity for Year 11 students to get hands-on experience in a range of subjects, from bricklaying to hairdressing. During the sessions you will get the chance to enjoy interactive workshops in the College’s state-of-the-art facilities, and meet people with similar interests.
Saturday 9 March 2024
Building Plymouth and Plymouth Manufacturers’ Group are joining together once again to host the Early Careers Fair from 10.00am until 2.00pm on Saturday 11 March at Home Park, Plymouth Argyle.
Meet top employers offering local Apprenticeships, graduate roles and industry placements in manufacturing and engineering, and construction and the built environment. Recruiting employers including Princess Yachts, Schneider Electric, Babcock, BD, Collins Aerospace, Kier Construction, AECOM, Persimmon Homes and WWA, will be out in force to promote their opportunities across trade, technical and professional career pathways.
Wednesday 17 April 2024
Open to school-leavers, adults and employers, this is your opportunity to ask any vital questions you might have about the earn-while-you-learn route.
As the summer holidays approach, employers know that this is when school, college and university-leavers are starting to finalise their future plans – with many already securing their Apprenticeships for the summer. Don’t get left behind. Join us on Wednesday 17 April to chat to local employers and find out exactly what an Apprenticeship can do for you.
Unsure of how to start a conversation about the future with your child? Lost track of current qualifications? Looking for ways to support your child to discover the best versions of themselves?
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The National Careers Service can help you with your career, learning and training choices.
Whether you’re just beginning your career, thinking about switching jobs, or planning your next move, the National Careers Service is on hand to offer guidance to help you make the best decisions. To excel in the job application process, they provide helpful tips on creating impressive CVs, acing interviews, and applying for graduate programmes. If you want to advance in your career, they can assist you in acquiring new skills, too.
Are you one of this year’s school, college or university leavers, wondering what your next move should be?
Whatever your circumstances, the Skills Launchpad Youth Hub can offer you free and impartial advice on returning to education, finding a job or an Apprenticeship, starting your own business, or simply finding out where you want to start.
To sign up for one-to-one support, view latest opportunities or access free online resources, click below.
The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges (ASK) programme’s website hosts a variety of videos and downloadable information on Apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships provide a fantastic opportunity for anyone to earn while they learn, gaining practical skills and valuable work experience.
The ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ resource allows you to find Apprenticeships in your area that you may be interested in, allowing you to filter by keywords, your location and Apprenticeship level.