Information for Parents

Find a number of useful links and guides to help you support your child in their search for local colleges, sixth forms, universities, apprenticeships, or work with training.

Bexley Post-16 Directory

The London Borough of Bexley has created Decisions, a directory which provides an overview of the range of courses, in different subjects and at different levels which are available in Bexley in post-16. The contact details for the local schools, academies, colleges and work based training providers are listed throughout the directory. For the most up to date information on any of the courses simply contact the provider directly via the links to the schools and post16 providers’ websites.

Careermag for Parents

The Careermap team have put together this terms "Back to School 2020" carreermag for parents to help parents/carers to allow them to support young people in thinking about their futures. This edition includes a guide on Post 16 and 18 Options; UCAS 2021 Entry; COVID resilient careers and much more! There are sector spotlights on careers and qualifications in Sport; Engineering and Retail.

Success at School Guide

With the help of JP Morgan, this 2020 Parents' & Carers Guide has been made so parents/carers can use it as a tool to help young people prepare for their future. There's a step-by-step guide to help them focus on career paths connected to their skills and interests, including is a worksheet to be completed by the parent/carer and young person together to make tangible progress. It also includes case studies, info on the new T-levels, plus articles on university, mental health, encouraging young women into engineering and more.

  • UCAS Progress have created a page for parents and carers with information about the opportunities for post-16 education and training.

  • The Careers Writers Association have developed a website where they bring together lots of information to help parents understand more about the processes and choices their child must make.

  • The National Careers Service provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.