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UCAS and Clearing - Advice for parents and guardians

Updated Thursday, 9 November 2023

Familiarising yourself with UCAS is a great starting point to supporting your young person through the application process. 

UCAS - How to apply

This video offers a quick overview of the UCAS application process and practical advice for supporting someone with their application. Applicants create an account and can save their application as they progress - no need to complete in one sitting. It is split into seven sections:

  • Personal details
  • Options
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Personal statement
  • Final details 
  • Pay and send.

Guide to Clearing

This video offers simple ways you can help your young person prepare for Clearing and make the most of their choices. Preparing UCAS course codes, institution codes and contact details are a way to get organised, as well as getting to know deadlines. 

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