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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: 

June 2021 parent pack

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This edition celebrates pride month with tips on finding LGBT+ inclusive apprenticeship employers, explores T levels in science and provides an insight into apprenticeships in the food and drink industry.

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May 2021 parent pack

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This edition provides tips on staying resilient during the application process, explores T Levels in health and contains a myth busting resource on traineeships.

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April 2021 parent pack

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April's edition highlights stress awareness month with information for parents on recognising stress in young people. It also provides information on apprenticeships in the digital sector and contains a useful resource with typical interview questions.

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