Education and training
Young people in England now have to continue in some form of education or training until they are 18. In Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland students have to stay in school until they are 16.
Wherever they are, we’re here to help them make the best next step.
There are lots of different ways for your child to train or continue their education. It's important they decide on a direction that's right for them. For many young people, making their post-16 choices is the first time they make important decisions which affect their future.
To help students we’ve put together some information and advice so that they can make informed choices and get ready to search for courses and make their applications.
How you can help
Many young people feel confused and get stuck because they're not sure what to do. It's often a big challenge and your child might need your support to help them choose well. Here you can find advice on how parents and guardians can help.
Be aware of what needs to happen and when what needs to happen and when. Remember your child’s school is responsible for providing them with impartial careers information and guidance.
Parents and carers FAQs
My child’s school is not using UCAS Progress, can they still apply through the website?
My child’s username and password are incorrect. What can we do?
My child’s account has been locked. How do we unlock it?
How do we send the application to a provider?
What if there is no applications tab?
How many courses can my child apply for?
How does my child add references?
What is the closing date for applications?
What does ‘awaiting profile completion’ mean?
My child would like to change the courses they applied for. Is this possible?