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 formly 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


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

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