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As a parent, guardian, or someone with caring responsibilities, you’re likely to be one of the most important and trusted sources of information and advice to your child.

With that in mind, UCAS has produced the guide below:

UCAS Parents and Carers Guide 2024

It is designed to give you the tools to guide and support a young person applying to study at university or college in 2024, through their decision-making and the UCAS application process.

You can also sign-up to their monthly newsletter by accessing the link below:


What is UCAS?

UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice and admissions services. They’re there to help people figure out what the next step in education might be.

UCAS does:

  • provide information, advice, and support

  • process applications

  • complete fraud and verification checks

  • take part in education sector engagement


UCAS doesn’t:

  • make decisions or offers

  • set entry requirements

  • advise on finance

  • advise on immigration or visas for individuals


Using the UCAS Hub along with UniFrog you can support and advise your daughter’s progression into:

  • Higher education (university)

  • Degree level apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships/Traineeships

  • Studying abroad

  • Taking a gap year

  • Getting a job


For advice on how to support your daughter in choosing her next steps please see the guide below:


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