How to book an appointment
There is lots of information online to help you support your son or daughter in making effective decisions about their career and next steps following on from Wilberforce. You may also wish to discuss their options with the college Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Manager, Sarah Didsbury.
Sarah is available full-time all year round, including holidays; Monday – Thursday 08:30am – 16:30pm, and Fridays 08:30am – 16:00pm. You can phone to book an appointment on (01482) 711688 (extension 134) or alternatively, email SLD@wilberforce.ac.uk.
Advice and Information
The following websites offer a range of resources and useful advice aimed at parents and carers:
Guides, advice and information
The Parents’ Guide to Studying for A levels in 2020/2021. Released January 2021 there are now two new, free guides for parents, advising you how to help your children stay on track studying for either GCSE or A levels this year now schools are closed (to the majority of students) and most official exams have been cancelled.
Careers Advice for Parents:
The Parents Guide To Careers (for National Careers Week 1st – 6th March 2021)
Virtual Work Experience:
The Parents’ Guide to Helping Your Child Know ‘What’s Next?’:
To help parents understand what options their children have after GCSE and Sixth Form, we’ve created a summary of the different levels of education, what types of qualification are available, and how different options suit different students. This guide includes information for parents on how their children can:
- Decide which subjects to study next;
- Understand apprenticeships;
- Select the right university and the UCAS application process;
- Write a personal statement; and
- Alternatives if academic learning is not for them.
National Careers Service:
Alternatives to University
Not Going to Uni:
All About School Leavers:
Parent Guide to Apprenticeships- Gov.uk:
Rate My Apprenticeship:
University and student finance
Money Saving Expert- parent’s student finance guide: http://images2.moneysavingexpert.com/attachment/StudentFinance2011.pdf
Which? Student Finance Guide for Parents