Parent Information and Useful Links

All parents should have open access to up to date impartial relevant careers information, advice and guidance delivered through the careers education information and guidance programme within college in line with the equal opportunities policy.
Bideford College is committed to helping parents and carers support their children to make informed career decisions by providing detailed information about careers provision at the college and links to alternative and helpful websites. In addition, we are happy to meet parents to talk about their child’s career or work experience plans.


Useful Links for Careers Research for Students and Parents


The UCAS website is the prime site for researching higher education courses at universities and colleges. There are other information sections on student finance, higher and degree apprenticeships and taking a year out

A multi-media directory of all the universities and higher education colleges across the UK, currently available free of charge

A collaboration since February 2020 of formerly Which? University guide and The Student Room. This is a trusted, independent information source for students

University and college open day directory

Sitting an admissions test is required for entry to some university courses areas. Find out more on this website

Financial support for higher education

Financial help for certain health care and social work students.


Employment and apprenticeships:

Government website for applying for apprenticeships of all levels nationwide

Petroc in Barnstaple and Mid Devon both offer apprenticeship training where industry specific skills can be developed locally through on the job and classroom training

Job and apprenticeship vacancies

Job search engine for North Devon


Labour Market Information:

Career Pilot Expert careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place

Career Pilot HotSW LMI – Heart of the South West local labour market information by sector

Planit Posters – A series of subject career posters that you can print

LMI For All – A quiz for finding jobs that suit you and a way of comparing LMI for different jobs

My World of Work Lesson Inserts – Activities for a wide range of subjects that bring in Labour Market Information

My World of Work Partner Resources – Lesson plans on a range of careers based subjects

BBC Bitesize Careers – Information for students about a wide range of careers

Prospects – What Can I Do With My Degree? – Shows the jobs that different degrees can lead to

Amazing Apprenticeships – Information about apprenticeships for parents, students and teachers

Gov.UK Find an Apprenticeship – Government search for apprenticeships

Start – Explore by Industry – Information about a wide range of industries and job roles

NHS Explore Roles – A list of all the job roles available at the NHS

Go Construct – A quiz and information about construction industry jobs

How 2 Become – Resources and information for a huge range of careers

UCAS Explore – Explore higher education, including apprenticeships, by subject and area

National Careers Service Explore Careers – search by industry and see LMI for a huge range of job roles


Other Links:

Screen usage guide: Guide to screen addictions and responsible digital use


For any careers enquiries please contact Kimberley Gilbey on 01237 477611 ext 2 or email

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