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Choices for young people

Choices at 14, 16 and beyond – know your options in education, work and life!

What do I do next? It’s a question you’ll ask yourself more than once in life. Maybe you’re considering which GCSEs or A-levels to do. Maybe you’re looking beyond school, into opportunities like apprenticeships, further education or university. Explore all your options below.

Apprenticeships and Training

See how to combine paid work and qualifications with an apprenticeship.

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Graduates, College and University

How can college and uni help you shape a life and career you love?

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Getting a Job

Ready to take the next step and look for work? Get job hunting tips from experts and young people who know what it’s like.

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School Options and Exams

Choosing GCSEs or A-levels? Need exam help or got your results in? We’re here to help.

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Starting Your Own Business

If you’re a bright spark with a clever business idea, all kinds of resources are on offer to help you become self-employed.

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Volunteering and Work Experience

Build your CV and broaden your horizons with experiences that could help to shape your future!

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BTECs

BTECs are an alternative to GCSEs and A-levels where you learn by doing – and they can still earn you UCAS points for university, too. Could they be right for you?

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Need help with life choices?

Don’t know what to do next with your life? You’re not alone, but help is at hand…

Advice and opinion

What do you really need to know about jobs, careers and employment? Hear from experts, employers and our Youth Ambassadors giving their side of the story.

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