Parents' Information

Parents Info

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

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. 

Click here to download these guides from our website

Careers Advice for Parents:

The Parents Guide To Careers (for National Careers Week 1st – 6th March 2021)

Virtual Work Experience:

The Parents’ Guide to 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:

  1. Decide which subjects to study next;
  2. Understand apprenticeships;
  3. Select the right university and the UCAS application process;
  4. Write a personal statement; and
  5. Alternatives if academic learning is not for them.

National Careers Service:


Alternatives to University

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