Parents, carers and families

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Parents, carers and families

We know that parents, carers and family members play a key role in providing support to your child when they are considering their next steps after school or college.

If higher education is a path your child wants to pursue, we want to make sure you are able to support them every step of the way.

Find out more about the application process, what happens after your child applies, and what to expect on results day, so that you can support your child to make an informed decision about their next steps.

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What is higher education?

Higher education is the next level of study after sixth form or college. It allows someone to continue their studies in an area of interest in more depth. There are lots of options with higher education including the institution, type of qualification and course. Studying an undergraduate degree at university is often the most popular form of higher education for school leavers.

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