For Parents & Carers

Are you a parent thinking about your child’s next steps? Here you can find all the support/guidance that you need!
“Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.”

– Bob Keeshan

Your go to Guide

As your child approaches the pivotal transition from education to the wider world, we understand the myriad of questions and uncertainties that can arise. Whether they are preparing for college, vocational training, entering the workforce, or exploring other opportunities, we are here to provide guidance and resources to help navigate this exciting yet sometimes daunting journey.


As you embark on this journey alongside your child, we invite you to explore our resources, join our community, and find the support you need to help your child thrive in the next chapter of their life. Together, let’s pave the way for a bright and fulfilling future for your children.

Their Next Steps!

Are they finding their next decision difficult? Explore what options they have here.


Universities typically offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across a wide range of fields, including arts, sciences, engineering, business, law, medicine, and more.

T Levels

T levels are designed to offer practical skills and knowledge in specific industry sectors, preparing students for skilled employment, further study, or apprenticeships.


Apprenticeships are structured programs designed to prepare individuals for skilled occupations across a wide range of industries, including construction, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and more.

Work experience

Work experience refers involves spending time in a workplace setting as a short-term placement or internship, where individuals can observe, learn, and participate in various tasks and activities related to a specific industry.

Berkshire Careers Hub

Transforming careers education for young people

Careers Hubs bring together schools, colleges, employers, and apprenticeship providers in local areas across England. The goal is to make it easier for schools and colleges to improve how they prepare young people for their next steps.

Helping them do their best

Perhaps your son/daughter is looking to improve your CV or to brush up on interview skills. The below links offer a range of useful hints, tips and advice on applying for jobs, the hiring process in general and on how best to sell your skills to stand out from the crowd.

Right for the role: Ways to tailor their CV

Firing off the same old CV time after time is a sure fire way to rule themselves out of the running for a job.

Have they been asked to do a interview? Don’t let them panic

Find out how to prepare your child for an interview here, leave your mark today!

How do they make their CV standout?

How to standout from the crowd with their CV.

Student SEND Zone

All young people including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) should be supported to achieve their goals.

Support to Gain Access to Work

Access to Work is a Government fund for those in work with a long term health condition or disability, including Dyslexia. It provides funding to minimise any impact your condition may have on you at work and it does not cost you anything.

Looking for a job?

Supported Employment is a way of providing assistance to people with a disability who need extra support to move towards and into work. BASE member organisations have the specialist knowledge to give you this support.

Find your Berkshire opportunity

From jobs to open days, your journey starts here.

Skills Bootcamps

An amazing opportunity for learners to gain industry-specific skills and boost their job prospects.

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