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  • Degree Apprenticeships infographic by Success at School Website Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.
  • Parent Zone - Careerpilot A new online resource, launched by higher education institutions in the South West, will help parents and carers support young people in making the right decisions about study and work.
  • What is higher education? A quick introduction to the benefits of studying at a higher level.
  • Student Finance England Resources you can share with the parents or sponsors of anyone thinking about higher education; including presentations, guidance and films.
  • Careers South West Careers South West helps young people aged 13-19 find up-to-date information about careers, jobs, education courses, volunteering, training opportunities and other personal support so that they see all the options open to them.
  • Devon Youth Prospectus For ages 11-18 2016 In Devon we want to make sure that all young people have the information they need so that they can decide which path to take through secondary school and beyond to post 16 education and training. We want all the young people of Devon, whatever their strengths and interests to make an informed choice about their own future so that they can meet their aspirations.
  • Student Loans Mythbusting 2015/16 This guide busts common myths about student loans, grants and finance, including the 20+ key facts every potential student, parent and grandparent should know.
  • UCAS handouts for students and their parents These are good for downloading, printing or sending to your students and their parents.
  • Careerpilot The Careerpilot website aims to help 13-19 year olds in the South West plan their progression to study and work by providing impartial and accessible information about all pathways available to 14, 16 and 18 year olds, and about twenty job sectors and predicted growth areas.
  • icould icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. Their website shows what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.
  • Parent Guide 2016: Information about the UCAS undergraduate application process This guide is for anyone supporting a young person applying to study at university or college in autumn 2016. It covers the key stages of the UCAS undergraduate application process.
  • Formation Zone Formation Zone is Plymouth’s only award-winning accredited business incubator. It is perfect if you have a business idea you’d like to start and develop in a supportive and collaborative environment.
  • NotGoingToUni.com A range of work related learning schemes provide opportunities for young people to enhance their technical, personal and employability skills through industry-led projects, industrial placements and specialised taster courses.

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