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:
National Career Service


A comprehensive careers website with job profiles, outlining the skills required, main tasks, pay levels and career prospects for hundreds of different jobs. In addition, valuable guidance on the different stages involved in getting a job.

Career Pilot


Useful information to help young people make careers related decisions at 14, 16 and 18 years old.

Next Steps South West


YOUR JOURNEY – YOUR CHOICES – ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES – Providing information about higher education.

UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service)


A website for students thinking of applying to higher education along with valuable information about different options, including apprenticeships.
Useful Websites about Apprenticeships.



Careermap is a brilliant resource for finding Apprenticeships in the United Kingdom featuring thousands of Apprenticeship vacancies across all different industry sectors.
Apprenticeships https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
Up to date information from the Government on how to search for and apply for apprenticeships.

Get in Go Far


A website for anyone wanting to know more about apprenticeships. The website has a search facility for job specific apprenticeships in a particular area.

Searching for Apprenticeships


The Government Portal for finding an Apprenticeship.

Post-16 Options Research

Bideford College Sixth Form


• Petroc www.petroc.ac.uk
• Exeter College www.exe-coll.ac.uk/
• Exeter University www.exeter.ac.uk
• Bicton College www.bicton.ac.uk
• Duchy College www.duchy.ac.uk



How2Become have kindly donated a selection of Careers book which will soon be available for students in the Library. If you want to find out more about How2Become and the services and resources they offer, please visit their website.