Parents & Carers

Parents and carers play a vital role in ensuring their children gain the best information, advice and guidance to prepare them for life once they leave Cowley: parents and carers have skills, knowledge, insight and connections, which may well make all the difference in helping their children make the right decisions and the right next step.  To help you support your child, we have therefore designed this website to provide you with all the information you will need to enable you to take an active role in your child’s Careers Education. Understanding the changes in the Labour Market is equally important as knowing the education providers that are available, as it is this information on the growth market that may help develop a successful career.

Parents and Carers are also welcome to receive any Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance that you wish to receive. We have plenty of information, prospectuses and resources to help you create a CV and prepare for job or college interviews, so please feel free to contact the designated CEIAG Lead via email here to find out more.

Upcoming events

Creating Career Pathways: LCR Hoteliers – Parent & Carer Session

Tuesday 14 May 2024 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a Creating Careers Pathways session for parents and carers, focused on LCR Hoteliers.

Join us for a Creating Careers Pathways session for parents and carers, focused on LCR Hoteliers. Hosted by All About Futures/All About STEM (on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub) and featuring a panel of representatives from local hotels, this session is your chance to find out more about the visitor economy and hospitality sector in the Liverpool City Region, to allow you to better support and inform your young person in their career choices. Come and find out more about what opportunities there are for our young people and hear from those working in the industry about the diverse range of people and skills involved. This session will feature information on the sector, jobs available in the region and a chance to ask questions from our panel of experts about their jobs and career journeys.

Parents Guide to National Careers Week

The Parents’ Guide To NCW 2024 (download here)

Sign Up to Unifrog

In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we are now using Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. All students in all Years 7-13 now have access to this excellent website.

We have also set up a parent login so that you can use Unifrog as if you were a student yourself, allowing you to support your child throughout the process.

The sign-up code you need is: CWLCParents and you can sign up at:

The Unifrog platform is designed to support learners in making the most informed decisions about their futures and has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each student has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations.

Key features of the platform include:

  • Exploring Pathways – personality quizzes, career and subject profiles, MOOCs and webinars
  • Recording – self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills
  • Opportunities – search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, universities (in the UK and abroad), FE, virtual work experience and much more
  • Applications – tools to help students build applications for a range of pathways (e.g. CVs, Personal Statements, Common App Essays)

Students access the platform by clicking a link in their welcome email, where they create a password and can begin using the platform. They login to Unifrog using their email address and password and they can do so from any computer, tablet or smartphone. We would encourage you to use the platform with your child so you can support them through the process of deciding their next step.

For more information, go to or email us and watch the video below.

Parent Perspective Podcast

“The Parent Perspective” is an podcast series for parents and carers from Amazing Apprenticeships, helping them to support their children with careers advice and guidance.

Through the podcast, Rachel and guests offer a fun and informative space for listeners to:

  • Explore which careers are available today
  • Showcase the experiences of interesting and diverse role models
  • Provide real-time insights into how the world of work is changing

Each episode, Rachel speaks to a diverse mix of parents, bringing their burning questions to expert speakers from the careers world. Together, they uncover practical solutions and informative answers, to help you and your child make informed decisions on those all important next steps.

Paths to Careers – a Parent’s Guide – A publication for parents to help their child’s decisions on further education, apprenticeships & careers.