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80.75% of students say that their parents help them to make key career ideas.

This section of the website is aimed at helping parents and carers source information to help support young people in their future decisions. We have included sections about education options, types of job and local opportunities. For a useful guide to what you need to know as a parent, please click on the link below.


Please find our Careers Roadmap here, which explains the careers learning journey our students follow during their time at WPA. We will use Edulink to communicate with parents about upcoming Careers events, such as the Careers Fair, Mock Interviews etc.


A Levels – The traditional route for more able students, who prefer an exam-based academic path. Students usually choose 3 subjects to study at A level, though in some cases, 4 may be studied. There are many local Sixth Form providers, but the ones most popular with our students are listed below


T Levels

T levels are new Level 3 qualifications – equivalent to 3 A levels – for young people to study after GCSEs. They have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for the world of work. They are made up of 80% classroom based learning and 20% work experience placement. T levels are for students who want to gain practical, work-related knowledge, but are not yet clear about the specific occupation they want to work in. T Levels are gradually replacing the current range of technical qualifications, such as BTECs.

For more information, please click on the link below. 


BTECs – BTEC stands for the Business and Technology Education Council. BTECs are specialist work-related qualifications. They are practical-based, vocational qualification studied at college. BTECs provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a field or subject. They are an alternative to the more theory-focused, classroom-based ways of learning which does not suit all young people. They are increasingly becoming a more popular path to both university and particular jobs in place of, or in addition to, A-levels. There are over 2,000 BTEC qualifications across 16 sectors.

The most popular local colleges to study BTECs or T Levels are listed below.




Types of job


As a school, we use the Unifrog platform. This is a comprehensive online platform designed to help students explore the world of work and their opportunities Post 16. As a parent, you can create your own account so that you can explore the vast array of resources on offer and help your child to navigate the next step of their education. You should have received a link to set up this account. If not, please contact:

Students may find it easier to decide on the next steps of their education if they have an idea about what they want to do in the future. To help parents and students get an idea of the many types of jobs that are out there, and the qualifications needed, you could look at some of the following websites:

National Careers Service



Local Opportunities

With the advancement of technology, there are now several jobs that didn’t exist just a few years ago, and even more are being created all the time. It is important to keep up to date with what is happening locally, nationally and internationally. With regard to local opportunities, the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) are leading the way in a number of sectors, including space, low carbon and digital technologies. Click on the links below to find out more.


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