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Parent-Guardians and Carers

As a parent, guardian or carer, you’ll know that education can be the most important factor in your young person’s future success and happiness. Helping your young person to identify their passions, interests and talents, so that they can work towards a satisfying career that’s the right fit for them, is one of the best things you can do to help set them up for adulthood.

You are one of the biggest influences in their life, they will turn to you for advice and guidance. If you don’t feel confident about providing this, don’t panic, you are certainly not alone! The educational landscape is constantly changing, making it very difficult to keep up to date.

Careers guidance must always be impartial, and as careers professionals, we are bound by the CDI Code of Ethics. We won’t persuade a student to do something they really don’t want to do.

Being transparent about careers guidance is also important to ensure that the careers advice given to students is truly meaningful and fully supports the decision-making process.

If you contact the careers team to talk about your young person, we will encourage that the young person is also told about this phone communication. From our experience, when the student is fully informed and included in careers guidance, they are more engaged with the Careers Team which results in a more positive outcome for the student.


If you would like to provide feedback on an experience either yourself or a student has had related to careers, please click here to contact the Careers Lead. This experience could be an appointment with the Careers Team, a visit from a guest speaker or feedback from a work placement or workplace visit.

Meaningful feedback is important to us as it allows the College’s careers programme, KMCprepared, to improve and develop, ensuring that it meets the needs of all learners here at Kingston Maurward.

The College is committed to supporting parent-guardians and carers by providing access to relevant resources and tools that may help to have meaningful conversations about career and progression choices.

Careerpilot has a very comprehensive Parent Zone that provides advice and guidance to parent-guardians and carers.

If you have been looking on our website on behalf of your young person, but fancy doing a course yourself, please head to our main course page to see what we have to offer. It’s never too late to upskill and retrain!

Please click here to view our Short Courses.

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Careerpilot also has a sister website that provides advice on re-training and getting back into education.

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