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Resources & Useful links

A great place to start is our Jargon Buster, which explains the terms and acronyms you may hear in conversations about further and higher education. 

Supporting Your Child During Exams

NHS Advice for supporting your child if they are suffering with exam stress -

Skills You Need: Supporting Children through Exams -

Young Minds' Parents' Support Guide -

Family Lives: Exam Stress -


Get in, Go Far Apprenticeships -

Higher Education

Key UCAS Dates -

UCAS: Supporting your child's application - 

Go Higher West Yorkshire: Higher Education Parent & Carer Guide - 

Shaping Futures Parents' Guide to HE

Which? University Advice for Parents - 

Shaping Futures Parent/Carer Guide to Higher Education (PDF)

The Complete University Guide: Advice for parents -

Ways to support your child at university -

Student Finance

Understandably, the biggest concern for many parents and carers is financing their child through univeristy. Here are videos and website which explain the Student Finance England loan system. 

Martin Lewis: Student Loan Myth Busting -

Student Loans Company - 

Which? Guide - Student finance: what parents need to know -


“I have learned more about myself and the opportunities ahead of me"

- People Like Me Workshop

“Everyone is supportive and the staff are very friendly”

- Project Dare Workshop

“Thanks for the interesting talk. I’ll be using your positive thinking strategies in my exams.”

- Exam Prep Workshop

"NCOP have been amazing to work with and we can't thank them enough for offering this additional support for young people. This has and will most certainly support them in their ideas and choices to access further education. The support, communication and dedication from the NCOP team has been second to none and we are so grateful of what they can offer/support young people with in terms of further education."

"the NCOP programme (and especially the team I have had the privilege of working with) has been a huge advantage to our school. I am very happy with their aims and ethos and they are consistent, organised and enthusiastic in their delivery."

"I experienced first hand at least one student overcome their insecurity and was able to fully engage in an activity led by a NCOP Outreach Assistant"

"Many students who came here (a University campus) today did not see university as an option but now feel confident that this is possible."