Parent and Carer Area

“80.75% of students say their parents help them to make key careers decisions“

This section of the Lancaster Academy website is aimed at helping parents and carers source information to help support young people in their future decisions. Below you will find three helpful sections; information about education options, types of jobs and local opportunities.  Talking Futures provide free resources, activities and practical guidance to help you support your child’s careers and education choices.

Parent Resources

Education Options

There are a variety of educational routes available to students when they leave Lancaster Academy. Click each button below to find out more

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Further Education Colleges

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Types of jobs

Students who have a vision of where they want to be in the future may find it easier to plan their next steps more easily. To help students and parents to get an idea of what types of jobs are out there we would suggest looking at a number of these websites:

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Local Opportunities

With developments in technology there are now numerous jobs that did not exist 10 years ago. It is important to keep up to date with what is happening locally, nationally and internationally. In regards to local opportunities, the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) are leading the way in a number of exciting developments with a range of sectors including space, low carbon, and digital. Click the buttons below for more information:


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Short video guide to the labour market


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Watch our film about Low Carbon jobs and careers



Watch our film about Space jobs and careers


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Watch our film about Digital and Creative jobs and careers


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Watch our jobs and career videos from lots of other local industries

Below you will find some useful posters and booklets to understand the different qualifications, young persons career journey and other resources.



Download our helpful qualifications chart


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See our full careers programme for students


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Download our Young Persons 'World of Work' Guide


Download The July 2022 Apprenticeships Newsletter