Leeds Pathways and UCAS Progress
Once your child gets to 16, they have got some important decisions to make about their future. Do they want to stay on in full-time education? Would they prefer to start work and get training while they earn?
This is where the UCAS Progress and Leeds Pathways are essential for your child’s next step in education or training. Leeds Pathways is funded and run by Leeds City Council Children's Services. It is a free 24/7 service for all young people in Leeds, their teachers, parents and carers, and professionals providing support.
Leeds Pathways provides an increasingly vital service at a time when young people face many challenges: which learning route to follow, how to manage for money and how to get a job in a competitive market.
The Search and Apply products embedded in the website are provided by UCAS Progress, part of the UCAS organisation which deals with applications for higher education.
Your child will have several controlled lessons where the application process will be explained and an opportunity given to complete their profiles.
For year Y11’s to apply for their chosen destination after Mount St. Mary’s they have been given a unique personal access code for the UCAS Progress. This helps the school and providers to track your child’s choices.
As parent/carers we know that you will want to help guide your child through this important time in their lives so we would encourage you to ask them to show you their application. As a school we have already informed them of the importance of speaking to you regarding decision making and completing their personal statement.
The section on ‘Helping with Applications’ tells you what you need to know about the process of making online applications through Leeds Pathways.