Information for Schools and Colleges

Parent & Carer Experience

Parent/Carer HE Qualification

If neither of your parents/carers have any of the following higher education qualifications you might be eligible for the PARTNERS Programme based on parental HE experience and occupation:

  • Higher Degree (eg MA, MSc, PhD, PGCE)
  • First Degree (eg BA, BSc)

Now please contact the PARTNERS team to check if the main wage earner in your household does not have a professional occupation (defined as NS-SEC Classification 1-3). 

If either of your parents/carers have any of the above higher education qualifications, you are not eligible based on this criteria. To check if you're eligible under other criteria, return to the eligibility checker page or have a look at the full list of PARTNERS Programme eligibility criteria.