Information for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Information for Parents, Carers and Professionals

This section contains information and links for parents, carers and professionals to help them to support young people’s choices through life. And to highlight the support that is on offer.


Apprenticeships offer young people the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications while they 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 of useful guides on Amazing Apprenticeships parents page.


T Levels are a 2-year qualification designed to give a young person a head start towards the career they want. A nationally-recognised qualification that is worth the same number of UCAS points as 3 A levels. T-Levels are 80% classroom based and 20% work based placement. Find out more about T-Levels here.

Young Work Wiltshire 

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 visit Young Work Wiltshire.


Multiply is here to supports adults aged 19+ who do not currently have Level 2/GCSE maths at grade 4 (previously known as a C grade). There are various courses available, both face to face and online.

The courses can help you to improve your skills and confidence to help you move forward.

Find out more here.

Success at School

website containing information and guidance for parents.

Parent Zone 

website containing information and guidance for parents.

Produced by the University of Bath in collaboration with Wiltshire Council, these resources are for practitioners supporting young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)/ at risk of becoming NEET.

Informed by recent research funded by the EU the Toolkit includes videos, intervention handbooks and case studies.

Please click here to visit the page – tackling NEET Toolkit page.

Support into Employment

This page covers support for a range of individuals in various situations and walks of life, for example young carers, care experienced young people, those from the LGBT community and many more.

EET Service

The EET Support Service provides support for young people aged 16-17 Not in Employment, Education or Training who need extra help to re-engage with learning or find employment and training. One to one support from an Education, Employment Adviser will help you;

  • understand what options are available to you
  • find out about local training options
  • find and apply for jobs or apprenticeships.

Parenting Courses by Wiltshire Council 

Courses can help you find new ways and ideas to strengthen relationships with your children and young people, how to problem solve, reduce stress and understand and guide behaviour. You’ll be encouraged to build upon your existing skills and learn from other parents and carers, allowing you to see that you’re not on your own.

Do you want to go back to work but are unsure about what childcare options are out there for you?

Our Childcare page to find out more information about childcare providers and if you are entitled to any funding support.

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.

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.

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