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Welcome to Careers Wales' information for parents, guardians, and carers.

At Careers Wales we want to help you to:

  • Understand how we help and support your child with their plans for the future
  • Access information and resources that will enable you to support your child as they make career decisions
  • Know how to contact us for more information, advice, or support for your child

Resources and information

Supporting your child to make career decisions

Your child will make important decisions about their future throughout their years in education. We can support you and your child in making the right decisions to help them achieve their career ambitions.

Supporting your child in college or sixth form

Our 5 top tips to supporting your child in college or sixth form.

Supporting your child if they want to leave college

Take a look at our top 3 tips to support your child if they are thinking of leaving college.

Careers Wales education resources

Access careers webinars, worksheets and activities to support your children with careers education.

Our services

Services to pupils in years 9 to 11

Get an insight into the range of services Careers Wales offers to pupils in years 9, 10 and 11.

Services to young people in post 16 education

Explore the support Careers Wales offers to young people in post 16 education including 6th form and college.

Services to pupils with additional learning needs

View the tailored support Careers Wales offers to pupils with additional learning needs.

Services to young people not in education or training

Careers Wales can support your child after they leave education to explore their options and help them to find employment, education or training opportunities.

Useful links to share with your child

Our website is full of information and advice to meet the needs of your child as they decide on their career direction. Below are some links and information to get you started.

Discovering strengths and developing skills

Find out about job roles


Year 8 and 9 subject options

Get help choosing subjects for years 10 and 11. Access hints and tips and information to help you make career choices.

Options at 16

Access information about your career options after your GCSE's. 

Options at 18

Find out the career options you have after you leave school or college.


Funding support for training and education

Funding your studies

Explore the funding available in Wales for courses and training.

Funding for college or 6th form

Funding options for 6th form and college, including Education Maintenance Allowance, Welsh Government Learning Grant and Financial Contingency Fund.

Funding for students at university

University funding, including loans and grants from Student Finance Wales for tuition fees and living costs, how to apply and repayment.

Funding for students with learning difficulties and disabilities

Find information on some of the funding options available to support your next steps after leaving school.