Resources and Useful Links

Here are some useful national websites that will provide more information on the options available to you and support you with your decision making.

Information for schools, students and parents on how qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020 please, Click here.

Covid-19 Resources

We have collected online resources, tools and information that you might find useful over the coming weeks. We are finding ways to support all young people, parents and carers and will continue to update this page with resources as we receive them.

For the latest guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers and students click here.

You can also follow us on social media where we will be sharing and posting out information:
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Support for Young People

BBC Bitesize

Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject. Click here.

Beating the Virus through Illustration

Beyond Words is a book series for people with learning disabilities to understand Corona virus, Covid-19 funded by DHSC. Click here.

Young Minds

It’s important to look after your mental health during this difficult time. Here is a thread on things you can do if the current health news is making you anxious and affecting you. Click here.

Youth Employment UK

FREE Skills & Careers Activities Booklet For Young People! Youth Employment UK have produced a booklet for young people aged 14-24, filled with really useful information and activities to help young people boost their skills for life and work! Click here.

Amazing Apprenticeships

Explore the range of inspirational and informative resources, helping to explain apprenticeships. Click here.

National Careers Week

Free resources you need to get started with your Careers Week planning & activities.​ Click here.

Help with school changes

Coming to terms with school changes linked to Covid-19. Click here.

Your Way

Your Way is a partnership between five youth and mental health services in Cornwall. Click here.

Finding your future campaign

The DFN Foundation and the National Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Employment Forum (NSEF) have joined forces to launch ‘Finding Your Future’. The campaign has been created to support & motivate young people with learning disabilities and autism to maintain positivity & momentum. Click here.

UK Youth

UK Youth and the National Youth Agency have worked together to provide some simple support for youth workers and young people. Click here.

Princes Trust

Continue to upskill by developing your confidence and abilities during this challenging time, as well as find the answers to your questions on work and self-employment. Click here.

Department for Education

A list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. The free online subject-specific resources are to help children to learn at home in English, maths, science, PE, wellbeingSEND. Click here.

Career Leaders UK

A summary document of free online Employability linked courses ideal for year 11’s (and 12/13) for use during lockdown.  Click here.

Support for Parents

Teach BBC

Whether you’re at school or at home, you can use BBC Teach for free.The websites are home to thousands of free educational videos, guides and audio clips, as well as an archive of Live Lessons. Click here.

Action For Children

Online digital support for parents is up and running for parents of 0-19 year olds (previously was under 5s). Parents can speak either online or via phone about anything really from finances to behaviour to worry and anxiety. Click here.


DiAS have had quite a few questions from parents and carers about that changes taking place at school and in wider SEND services during coronavirus. Click the link to see the questions and answers about corona virus, school, education and SEND. Click here.

Devon County Council

Devon County Council have added a schools and families page to their website for advice on corona virus in Devon. Click here.

Looking after yourself, looking after your children

Educational Psychology Service, Plymouth City Council have put together a document for looking after your children and yourself during Covid-19. Click here.

STEM Learning

The STEM Learning website offers a wealth of primary resources for learning from home covering science, maths, computing and design & technology. Click here.

Young Minds Parents Helpline 

The Young Minds Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25 Click here.

Real Ideas Organisation  

Are you a parent juggling staying at home, work and childcare? Real Ideas can help. Click here.

Together for Families Cornwall 

Cornwall Council, Together for Families will publish information here on Coronavirus and how it is affecting services in Cornwall. Click here.

Place 2 be

How can you support your child, and yourself, with these concerns? Place 2 be share some of our tips, and some useful resources, to put this in context. Click here.

Other links

Here are some useful national websites that will provide more information on the options available to you and support you with your decision making.

Information about careers, CVs, job interviews

National Careers Service

Careers Inspiration

Advice and information on the career options available in the South West

Career Pilot

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Amazing Apprenticeships

Informed Choices to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.

Informed Choices

Information about personal development courses, starting a business, and funding for courses

Princes Trust

University and higher education including Degree Level Apprenticeships


Volunteering information