Further and Higher Education

Click on the links below to help give you a better understanding of your Careers opportunities.

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go. If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full time education you can apply.

They take between one and four years to complete and cover 1,400 job roles in a wide range of industries, from things like engineering to financial advice, veterinary nursing to accountancy.

Key Benefits:

  • earn a salary
  • get paid holidays
  • receive training
  • gain qualifications
  • learn job-specific skills

Thinking of university? Want to know what to study in 6th form or college? Explore the UCAS course search to see what you need to get in before you make your final choice.

Not going to University
A website with a fantastic range of information for non-UCAS applicants, including information about gap years, apprenticeships and great employment opportunities for school leavers.

National Careers Service
The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.

Real stories to inspire your career.