How we can help you support your parents

Father and soon talking to each other about career options after school: The Parents' Guide to

Step by step parent guides:


Our step-by-step guides are written for parents to help them understand all their children’s options so they can give them the right advice at the right time. Choose to see overviews of what’s on offer after GCSE or sixth form or delve deeper into specialist guides, such as apprenticeships, university, revision and results day. We update each guide every year so you can be confident they provide current information – all in one place.

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Free support and advice pages:


Our comprehensive range of support and advice includes access to online articles, the chance to read through answers to parents' commonly asked questions (plus an option to ask their own) and a range of free downloadable resources. Examples of our most recent free resources include: The Parents' Guide to Coping with school closures and The Parents' Guide to Getting ahead during the summer holidays.

Parents smiling and holding each other: The Parents' Guide to

Parent newsletter and blog:

The Parents’ Guide to blog provides reliable and timely advice and support to changes taking place across UK schools and colleges. We also offer a parent newsletter with free support, advice and resources on how parents can help their teenage children.

Topics we cover:

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Father and son outside university gates smiling at each other: The Parents' Guide to

"Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools"

Harris & Goodall, University of Warwick

Recommending us to your parents

Add us to your school's website or careers' page:


Provide a link to our website where we have up-to-date information for parents on universities, apprenticeships, application processes, results day, revision, a variety of Q&A and plenty of free resources for careers advisers and school leaders too. We’ll also answer individual questions via our website.

Include us in your parents' newsletter or bulletin:

The Parents’ Guide to covers a range of topics, including how parents can help their children with GCSE or sixth form revision, information about university degrees and apprenticeships, what to expect on results day and the range of options available at 16 and 18 years old. You do not need to purchase these guides to recommend them.


Do you regularly speak with your parents by email on topics such as the UCAS process, exam revision or post 16 or post 18 options? You can directly cut and paste relevant extracts from our guides to save you time (so long as you credit or direct your parents to our support and advice pages for more information. 

Word of mouth:

Mention us at your careers' fair, sixth form open day, presentation days and/or Higher Education, post 16 and post 18 events. Also, feel free to direct any worried parents our way - we’ll help them!


Social media:


Follow us on social media and feel free to retweet our advice and tips for parents via your own social media platforms if you find them helpful. We are happy to answer individual questions (whether from you or your parents).