Parent Power

Welcome to Athena 2022

Read more about what makes Athena unique. 

A Parents’ Guide to What’s Next

If you’re not sure what options are out there, it’s tricky to help your teen choose what to do next. This guide gives you an introduction to what’s available after GCSE and sixth form, and why certain options suit some students more than others.

Free careers guides for parents and carers 

From university and apprenticeships to work experience, Success at School’s 2022/2023 careers guides are packed full of advice to help support your child in making the best career choices for them.

A Parents’ Guide to Teenage Anxiety and Stress 

Practical information how to identify and deal with stress.

Student Apprenticeship Guide

For students in years 12 to 13 considering apprenticeships as a career option.

16-25 Railcard

1/3 off train tickets for anyone aged 16-25 and loads of other travel discounts!

A Parents’ Guide to NCW 2023

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK.

Study Skills information for parents

A handout with information and tips to support your young person improve their study skills.

Supporting Your Young Person Post-18 Pathways

An informational guide about supporting young individuals in their post-18 pathways, specifically focusing on university and apprenticeship options.

Apprenticeships: The basics – a guide for parents & carers

A guide for parents and carers that provides an overview of the different levels of apprenticeships and presents a timeline for post-18 options research and decision-making.

Careermap is the UK's leading school leaver website, jam-packed with career advice, guidance, live apprenticeships and course vacancies. Careermag for Schools Leavers Whether you’re thinking about an apprenticeship, A Levels, BTEC, T Levels, work experience or even going straight to work, Careermag for School Leavers provides you with a wide range of opportunities with leading employers and training providers. Not only will you be presented with opportunities but you can explore a diverse range of articles from experts enabling you to understand what each qualification route can lead to and how you can get into a specific career. View Careermag for School Leavers here. Sign up for future issues of Careermag for School Leavers here. Careermag for Parents
‘What should I do next?’ Many parents get in touch with us asking for advice on how to respond to their child when they ask this question. It may seem like a daunting question to many parents but Careermag for Parents is here to help guide you along the way. Careermag for Parents connects parents, guardians and carers with up to date labour market information. We explain the various qualification routes available and bust myths and misconceptions along the way. Grab a cuppa and sit down with your child, there are lots of opportunities to explore! View Careermag for Parents here. Sign up for future issues of Careermag for Parents here. National Work Experience Week, National Apprenticeship Week and National University Week The team at Careermap also works in collaboration with some of the UK's leading employers, universities and experts to arm students with advice and guidance. Whether you're thinking about work experience, an apprenticeship or university, our live events will provide you with insider information from the experts. You can also get those burning questions answered by the experts during our Q&A sessions. Find out more about National Work Experience Week Find out more about National Apprenticeship Week Find out more about National University Week

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