Parents and Carers

Welcome to the Parent and Carer section of our website. We encourage you to get involved with your young persons progress at College. On this page we’ll provide you with links and information about the application process, how to support your young person and safeguarding.

How to apply

Please visit our How to Apply page to find out more on the application process.

Start of term information for parents / carers

Please read the start of term information for first year students joining in September 2023 and the student handbook 2023-24 below:

Start of Term Information - First Year Students 2023
Parent / carer welcome
Student Handbook 2023-24
Multi-factor Athentication

Parent Advantage

Callywith College, in association with Truro and Penwith College, provides parents/carers with access to Parent Advantage which allows you to follow the progress and attendance of your young person on a regular basis. Parents/carers are sent an email link which enables you to set up your account. Guidance on setting up an account and information on what can be seen in Parent Advantage is available in the video below. Secure login

Please see below, a short video explaining the Parent Advantage system:

(If the video does not play, click the link below after you have logged in.)

Parent advantage video

Getting to college

To find out more about buses, bursary support, parking permits and instructions on how to use our payment portal, visit our transport page, or call 01208 224000.

Term Dates

For the latest list of term dates click here

How to support your young person

We recognise that being a parent or carer can be hard work at times and if your young person is experiencing difficult or challenging circumstances aside from their studies, it can be even harder.

Keeping informed with some of the issues young people experience can be difficult as this is an ever-changing picture, but we have included some useful links, articles and advice to get you started here.


Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 gives maintained schools and colleges a statutory duty to promote and safeguard the welfare of children, and to have due regard to the DCFS policy ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’ and the Children Act 1989 and 2004 Guidance.

Please see our safeguarding page for more information.


2024 exam timetables and key information for exams can be found by following the links below:

Exam timetable - Summer 2024
Key information for exams
JCQ - Information for candidates - Written Examinations

Frequently asked questions

Read our answers to your FAQs.

Get in touch

To report an absence, or to speak to our Student Services, Admissions, Marketing, Academic Services or Senior Management teams or for general enquiries, please visit our Get in Touch page.