Parents & Carers

Information on apprenticeships for parents/carers

Parent Pack June 2020

Parent Pack July 2020

Parents & Carers eBook

With the support of our sponsor JP Morgan, we are creating a guide to help parents and carers steer their children through the confusing world of careers choices. From university and apprenticeships to work experience and gap years, our guide has it all.

Parents & Carers eBook

NAW 2020:

Please find attached an update of information for parents on apprenticeships; what they are, how to find out more; how to apply and how to support your child.

Parent Pack January 2020

Join Disability Rights UK on 5th February, 12:30 – 13:00, for this free webinar on supporting disabled students to access apprenticeships. This webinar will deal with common questions such as how to find an apprenticeship, how reasonable adjustments can help with accessibility and what support could be available in the workplace.


As parents and carers you play a vital part in ensuring your child gains the best information, advice and guidance to prepare them for life once they leave OCA both with the skills they have developed and the knowledge they have. Therefore, this website should provide you with all the information you need to help support you and enable you to take an active role in your child’s Careers Education. Understanding the changes in the Labour Market is equally important as knowing the education providers that are available, as it is this information on the growth market that may help develop a successful career.

As Parent and Carers you are also welcome to receive any Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance that you wish to receive. We have plenty of information, prospectuses and resources to help you create a CV and prepare for job or college interviews, so please feel free to contact the designated CEIAG lead to find out more.

Our partnership with Career Connect also provides Parent and Carers with the opportunity to seek professional guidance from a qualified Careers Adviser. Again, any further information you require for this, please contact the CEIAG lead.Alternatively, the National Careers Service provides a wealth of provision to support both yourselves as parents/carers and elder siblings in pursuing or developing your careers. This includes support with job applications, making the right choices and how to change careers.

Please look for further information on their website:





Here is an informative video explaining student finance. This may help you understand and break down barriers in sending your child to University:

Finally, please have your say as to how you feel we guide you child and what we could do to improve the information we provide. Parent Questionnaires will be provided on Parents evenings for you to complete and let us know your thought and potential improvements for the CEIAG programme.

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