Weekly study2 hours
A Parent and Supporter’s Guide to University Entry
Help your young person make informed decisions about the best option for them
Navigating the university application process for UK students can be confusing both for young people and their parents. This course will help you support your young person to research their options, find universities that suit them and effectively manage the processes of applying for courses and finances. As well as the administrative side, it’ll help you prepare your young person practically for life as a student.
You’ll investigate the UCAS application timeline and key decision dates, such as when to register and the deadline for submitting personal statements. You’ll explore the opportunities to visit universities and discover what they offer beyond just the academic side of education. And the course will also address common concerns such as what financial aid is available and the support services your young person will have access to.
Even the best laid plans sometimes go awry and the final section of the course explains how to redirect your young person towards alternative options should their grades not turn out as expected.
Learning on this course
If you'd like to take part while our educators are leading the course, they'll be joining the discussions, in the comments, between these dates:
- 26 Sep 2022 - 9 Oct 2022
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify and understand the key dates in the UCAS application process for UK students as well as how to apply for student loans
- Collect practical tips on how to make the most of university open days
- Explore the financial implications for UK students studying at university and the support that is available
- Investigate the full range of options available for university education and identify what's important to your young person
Who is the course for?
The course is for parents, carers, and supporters of students who are entering university and may be leaving home for the first time.
This course will also be useful for staff in local authorities supporting children in care and teaching staff looking for CPD training and to learn more about the university process.
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