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Parent Information

Welcome to the careers section for parents/carers.  Did you know your child has a dedicated Careers One Note with a link through EduLink One, just for them?  Why not ask them if they’ve visited it yet and what they’ve researched?  If they’ve yet to visit it, please encourage them to do so and ask them to feed back to you their findings! ​

Whether your child is in Year 7 or Year 13 use the subject links to start exploring what careers are relevant to the various subjects they are currently studying here at Collingwood.  This is especially useful in helping your child through the guided choices process in Year 8 and in planning further education choices as your child moves into Year 10, Post 16 and Post 18.​

Why not visit our preferred online partners:   

Start offers information to help parents and carers support young people in making the right decision about study and work.  

Skills Builder provides information and advice about transferrable skills and has a section for parents and carers with home learning challenges.

This is a free online event.

InvestIN provides students aged 12-18 with the opportunity to work alongside top professionals in some of the world's most competitive and desirable careers - law, medicine, investment banking, engineering and many more.

Register now to gain insider knowledge from top recruitment experts on how to guide your children towards a successful career. 


Collingwood partners with other careers and enterprise sites. They all offer fantastic opportunities to help your child continue their independent research about careers and enterprise including further education opportunities.

This Parents’ Guide provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form.

On the careers section of BBC Bitesize you can find more information on where your favourite subject can take you.

Why not register with Successatschool where you will have access to a range of information to help build your future.

The amazing apprenticeship website is the perfect one stop shop for all the information you’ll need about the benefits of an apprenticeship.​

2020 has taught us all that we need to be prepared for our plans to change. This year at Collingwood we are partnering with Amazing Apprenticeships, who engage with thousands of young people, employers and training providers to ensure that they are gathering the very latest news about apprenticeships.  You can keep up to date on the latest news through their parent and carer packs accessible here.

If you prefer to talk to someone you can call the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 or find further information by clicking here.​

Maybe you want to know what careers and enterprise activities will be provided to your child by Collingwood at each stage of their education. Just click the Year Group to find out what is on offer.  This is not an exhaustive list as there are many bespoke programmes that run; however, you will get a flavour of the activities that every child will have exposure to.​​

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