Source of Careers Help - Post 16 Providers
For more general information about colleges options try….
- https://www.gov.uk/further-education-courses - Government website on Further Education and courses. For information on the A-level reforms (which will affect all A-level students from 2017) click https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/get-the-facts-gcse-and-a-level-reform/get-the-facts-as-and-a-level-reform
- http://university.which.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices/a-level-changes-what-it-means-for-you - Further advice on the A-level reforms
- http://university.which.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices/six-things-you-need-to-know-before-making-your-a-level-choices - tips for choosing A-level subjects
For pupils hoping to enter the world of work immediately after GCSEs, apprenticeships are a fantastic way to get work experience AND qualifications, whilst earning a wage. Further information is below:
https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/ - Interested in an apprenticeship after GCSEs or Sixth Form? This website is a great starting point.
https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk: This site tells you everything you need to know about apprenticeships. It provides the detailed guidance on these real jobs, the salaries, the training content and which opportunities are available. To look at live vacancies search https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship.
http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/ - Further information and advice on apprenticeships
http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ - NOT keen on University?? This website is great for researching alternative options (including HIGHER apprenticeships)
Pupils who achieve good GCSE results and progress onto advanced studies could be considering university to obtain a degree. Some careers (for example medicine, dentistry, veterinary science etc) will demand university studies. Further research is available below:
www.ucas.com – Thinking about going on to University? UCAS is the main way of applying to university by completing an online application – however the website is a great way of researching ANY UK degree course and find out about entry requirements etc.
http://university.which.co.uk/ - Not sure which university to go to or what to study? This website has some great tips.
https://www.whatuni.com/ - start comparing and contrasting universities based on your subjects and expected grades.
http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/ - includes regional and national rankings and comparisons of UK universities