Parent Information

All young people are required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. This doesn’t have to mean staying in school. Students can choose to study or train in any of the following ways:

  • Stay on full-time in a school, college or with a training provider (many young people also do a part time job alongside this).
  • Work or volunteer full-time, together with part-time accredited education or training.
  • Take up an apprenticeship or traineeship.


To do this parents can help by doing the following:

Labour market information -

Careers, education & training advice in Central Bedfordshire (

School Labour Market Information SEMLEP

LMI October 2020

Next steps

Careers advice - job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service

Apprenticeship guide

Find an apprenticeship

6th form

Introduction - Queensbury Academy


Central Bedfordshire College | Courses in Luton, Dunstable and Bedfordshire - Further and Higher Education (

Using the UCAS guide to look at future options