Education 4 Me

Have you thought about what you might do when you've finished year 11?

Will you be staying in education?
Will you look for a job with training?
Will you enter your chosen career now and work your way up?

  • Think about your strengths and weaknesses. You're more likely to succeed with your chosen career if it makes use of something that you're good at and enjoy.
  • Carry out your own research by checking out some of the links on this page.
  • You may also find it useful to talk to the Connexions PA or Careers Advisor in your school.
  • You also have a chance to discuss your career plans when you set up your Pathway Plan.

Careers and Learning

The National Careers Service
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.

Information about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice

Big Ambition
A technology careers website for 14-19 year olds created by e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology. Big Ambition provides an insider view of technology careers and education opportunities.

Careers Gateway
Thousands of useful links for finding out about careers and higher education choices

For information on hundreds of online courses to help you improve your IT skills, office skills, maths, English and many more. Tel: 0800 100 900

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)
Advice, application information and help with course searches. Tel: 01242 222444 Minicom: 01242 544942

Compare official course data from universities and colleges, including student satisfaction and jobs after study.

Jobs and Employment

Long term planning

Launch Your Life - information about about the need for, and value of, long-term financial lifestyle planning. Includes web-based interactive simulation to help students think about and plan for their future.