Parents & Carers

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.

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.

Parent Packs 2019-20

Year 7 Parent Pack

Year 8 Parent Pack

Year 9 Parent Pack

Year 10 Parent Pack

Year 11 Parent Pack