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What happens after Year 11, information for parents or carers.

For many young people, the world past the end of Year 11 can feel overwhelming. It can be difficult for parents and teachers to know how to help their children/students make informed choices about their future careers in a rapidly changing world of work.

There are hundreds of exciting opportunities, and it is never too early to start investigating and exploring the options ahead.

FAQ / Common Questions

Getting Support

Here are some useful resources:

Useful links to career related sites for parents and carers

General Careers

Career Pilot – Information for all choices at 14, 16 and 18
Education and Employers icould – Feel Confident Talking To Your Teen About Choices For Their Future
Parental Guidance – Careers information and advice from the Careers Writers Association
The Parents’ Guide To – Feel Confident Talking To Your Teen About Choices For Their Future


GOV.UK – Parents’ guide on apprenticeships
On Site Bristol – are a specialist Training Provider and Apprenticeship Training

Advice for parents of children with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND)

Bristol’s SEND Local Offer – For local offer across Bristol with focus on SEND

Post 16 Directory

Visit Bristol City Council for Directory

Make a Referral

Visit Bristol City Council e-form