Parent & Carer Area

“80.75% of students say their parents help them to make key careers decisions“

This section of the Babington Academy website is aimed at helping parents and carers source information to help support young people in their future decisions.  Below you will find three helpful sections; information about education options, types of jobs and local opportunities.  Talking Futures provide free resources, activities, and practical guidance to help you support your child’s careers and education choices.

Talking Futures website


Education Options

There are a variety of educational routes available to students when they leave Babington Academy.  Click each link below to find out more.

Apprenticeship Information

T Levels

Alternative Providers

Local 6th Forms

University Information


Further Education Colleges

Leicester College


SMB College Group

Loughborough College

North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College


Types of jobs

Students who have a vision of where they want to be in the future may find it easier to plan their next steps more easily.  To help students and parents to get an idea of what types of jobs are out there we would suggest looking at a number of these websites:

National Careers Service


Career Pilot


Local Opportunities

With developments in technology there are now numerous jobs that did not exist 10 years ago.  It is important to keep up to date with what is happening locally, nationally and internationally.  In regard to local opportunities, the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) are leading the way in a number of exciting developments with a range of sectors including space, low carbon, and digital.  Click the buttons below for more information.

Short video guide to the labour market

Watch our film about Low Carbon jobs and careers

Watch our film about Space jobs and careers

Watch our film about Digital and Creative jobs and careers

Watch our jobs and career videos from lots of other local industries



Below you will find some useful posters and booklets to understand the different qualifications, our students’ career journey and other resources.

Download our helpful qualifications chart

See how our students will receive careers education during their time with us

Your child's careers education journey

See our full careers programme for students

Babington Academy Careers Programme

Download our Young Persons 'World of Work' Guide