Apprenticeships offer young people the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications while the work. They are a real job and can involve studying at a variety of levels including for a degree.
To find out more about what they are, hear real stories and what vacancies are in your local area, please visit our Apprenticeship section.
There are also a selection guides that may be useful, please see the links below:
Do you want to go back to work but are unsure about what childcare options are out there for you?
Go to our Childcare page page to find out more information about childcare providers and if you are entitled to any funding support
If your child is finishing school soon and would like to know more information on what education provision is available to them after they turn 16 please visit our Learn section in Young Work Wiltshire.
This section goes into detail about:
- further education
- higher education
- Local employment data and growth sectors
- Student support
- Graduate support.
For younger children –
Hungry Little Minds is for younger children up to 5 years old – simple and fun activities
Are you concerned about financial support for your children? Please visit out Financial Support section which gives information and links to education finance support, benefits and grants.
Recently, GCSE’s were given a new grading scale of 1-9, please click here for a factsheet which gives more information about them.
The factsheet shows:
- the new GCSE grading scale
- standard and strong pass marks and what this means for students, schools, parents and employers
- when the new grades will apply to different subjects.
If your child needs additional support or faces barriers in their future, why not visit our Support for those with barriers to work section.
On this page we provide information and links to the provision that is available in Swindon and Wiltshire, including local projects, disability rights, support for carers as well as other local provision.
Is your child starting school in September and want some tips so they are fully prepared to begin their next adventure? Then check out our top tips for starting school on the Wiltshire Council website.
Family and Community Learning includes a range of online, community based and outreach learning opportunities designed to help people of different ages and backgrounds to:
- Gain a new skill
- Reconnect with learning
- Prepare to progress to formal courses
- Learn how to support their children better
To view courses, ask questions and enrol visit their dedicated page on Work Wiltshire.
If you are looking for mental health support for your children, or would want to know how you yourself can help please have a look at the websites signposted below:
- On your mind – 24/7 mental health support for children, young people and parents/careers
- My Tutor – Teen Mental Health A Guide for Parents
Or visit our Mental Health Support page.