Our main resource for parents and carers is our Parent and Carer's Guide which contains everything you need to know about higher education and how to help your young person get there.

This is supported by our University and Me Guide, which is our main resource for learners.

We also have the following resource Higher Education: Adults Returning to Study if you are thinking about returning to study yourself.

Further resources, specifically for parents and carers, can be found below.


For your young person

View our collection of resources www.gmhigher.ac.uk/for-learners


Information from the government about apprenticeships and traineeships www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Information for parents www.gov.uk/A_parents_guide_to_apprenticeships.pdf

National Apprenticeship Application Portal www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

GM Apprenticeship IAG  project who provide activities and events for schools www.apprenticeshipsgm.org.uk

Interserve Learning and Employment North-West Apprenticeship Advice Project https://apprenticeshipadvice.co.uk

Rochdale Apprenticeships www.rochdaleapprenticeships.org

Which? Guide to Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships


Career Point

Virtual environment for careers information, advice and guidance in Greater Manchester www.careerpoint-gm.co.uk

Oxford and Cambridge Outreach

Information about applying to Oxford and Cambridge and the outreach activitiy they offer all in one place www.oxfordandcambridgeoutreach.co.uk

Student Finance Information on gov.uk


Student Finance information for parents/carers on The Student Room


University of Bolton Information for parents and supporters


The University of Manchester Guide for Parents and Supporters


Manchester Metropolitan University Parent and Carer Guide


University of Salford Parent’s Guide