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Support for parents and guardians

If you’re a parent, guardian or carer, you can help inspire the apprentices of tomorrow. 

Apprenticeships are designed by employers so the training reflects the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need for a particular occupation. 

Apprenticeship training is of a high standard and only training providers who are on the register of apprenticeship training providers can deliver the training. 

Working as an apprentice means they earn as they learn. An apprentice works in a real job and spends 20% of their working hours training. So they gain the skills needed for their chosen occupation. 

Some apprenticeships include a qualification, including a degree. All of the training is free, so the apprentice has no student debt to worry about. 

A school or college leaver can apply for university and an apprenticeship at the same time. They can make their final decision after they’ve had time to consider their options. 

To support someone with apprenticeships you can: 

January 2024 parent pack

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In this edition, we take a closer look at the T Level in Agriculture, Land Management and Production and the possible careers it could lead on to, as well as share information about Higher Technical Qualifications.

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December 2023 parent pack

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If your child is interested in the prospect of working with others in a fast-paced and varied role, our article on page 7 explores a selection of the apprenticeship opportunities that are available in the UK’s thriving events industry.

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November 2023 parent pack

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Welcome to the November 2023 Parents and Carers’ Pack. This 50th edition is, as always, full of useful information to help you support your child as they explore their post-16 options.

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October 2023 parent pack

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In this edition, we are lucky enough to hear from several current apprentices via some fantastic case studies across two different industries: Law and Early Years.

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September 2023 parent pack

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As we are start a new school year, we look forward to continuing to share information with you on the different options available to your children as they navigate further education and employment pathways.

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July 2023 parent pack

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In this edition we find out how best to support your child in searching for an apprenticeship and who to follow on social media to support them in their journey.

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June 2023 parent pack

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In this edition, you will find a guide on what to look out for and consider when looking for an LGBTQ+ inclusive apprentice employer, as we celebrate Pride month and remember that the apprenticeship programmes support everyone, something I am very proud of.

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May 2023 parent pack

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The May edition includes information about apprenticeship opportunities at the Royal Opera House, gives insight into apprenticeships in nursing and shares guidance on flexibilities around apprenticeship end point assessments.

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April 2023 parent pack

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The April edition includes highlights from national apprenticeship week 2023, gives insight into what life is like as an apprentice and shares guidance on career starter apprenticeships.

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March 2023 parent pack

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The March edition includes highlights from national apprenticeship week 2023, takes a look at degree apprenticeships and shares guidance on career starter apprenticeships.

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January 2023 parent pack

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The January edition helps your child search and apply for apprenticeships.

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December 2022 parent pack

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The December edition helps your child search and apply for apprenticeships.

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November 2022 parent pack

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The November edition helps your child search and apply for apprenticeships.

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October 2022 parent pack

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The October edition helps your child search and apply for apprenticeships.

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September 2022 parent pack

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The September edition helps your child search and apply for apprenticeships.

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Resources for parents and guardians

Resources for parents and guardians

Downloadable resources designed for parents, carers and guardians to help them support a young person in making informed career decisions.

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Application support

Advice, hints and tips to prepare for the apprenticeship application and interview process

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