Choosing what subjects to do for GSCEs may have already got you thinking about the future with your teenager – whether they continue with their education, do more studying or whether they look for more ‘vocational’ studies. It may be that they are already saying they want to leave school after exams and get stuck in to a job.
This stage can sometimes trigger a tension between a parent and their teenager. There is a lot of pressure to achieve academically and sometimes the dreams we have for our children do not match what they want. Parents tell us that sometimes they are frustrated by their children’s lack of motivation: their unwillingness to knuckle down. Parents tell us how anxious they can become when trying to persuade their children that they just want the best possible...
Q: I’m not sure what I can do next / for a career
A: One of the best places to go to is the City & Guilds website: www.cityandguilds.com/myperfectjob, which provides some great career ideas. With details of our qualifications and apprenticeships, you’ll be inspired by the various options on offer. If you’re still not sure, why not talk it through with someone at your school/college, or your parents. They may be able to help you see where your potential lies.
Q: What qualifications does City & Guilds offer?
A: City & Guilds offers over 500 qualifications across 28 industries. Our qualifications vary from the likes of...
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