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Parents' Careers Info

The world of work changes rapidly. 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2023 haven’t even been invented yet. 81% of UK students say their parents/carers help them make key careers decisions. This means that parents and carers need impartial information that will allow them to provide accurate advice and guidance to their children.

The ‘Post-16 Options’ page of the website will provide students and parents/carers about the four main pathways that are open to students when leaving KNBS. The ‘Useful websites’ page has a wealth of links to websites that will inform both students and parents/carers about mapping out the future, colleges, sixth form colleges, academies, information about apprenticeships and how to search for apprenticeships.

On this page, there are links that are specifically aimed at parents and carers, to provide them with the latest ‘need-to-know’ information.

Post-16 pathways

Parents/Carers Choice Factsheet

Careers Pathways Post-16 Options

SEND Careers Pathways Post-16 Options

DfE Post-16 Choices Video/Animation

My Choices: Parents/Carers Guide

Amazing Apprenticeships: Hints and Tips for Parents/Carers

Parents/Carers Guide to Apprenticeships – Arabic

Parents/Carers Guide to Apprenticeships - Urdu



Careerpilot Parentzone

Careersmap Careermag



Labour Market Information (LMI)

What is LMI?

Birmingham LMI Guide

Key skills needed in growth sectors in Birmingham and Solihull

Explore LMI Data


National Apprenticeship Week 2023

The booklet below has been provided by NCW and is their 'Parents/Carers guide to careers'. It has a lot of useful information and we highly recommend reading through this short booklet to gain insights and current apprenticeship information.

National Apprenticeship Week Parents/Carers Guide 2023

Post-16 Provider YouTube channels

Access Creative College

Birmingham Metropolitan College

Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA)

Cadbury Sixth Form College

Halesowen College

Sandwell College

Solihull College and University Centre

South and City College

Solihull Sixth Form College

University College Birmingham