National Youth Offer: Under 16

What would you like to know?

I’m thinking about study

What to study?

Tip: Did you know that there are options to suit how you learn, with T Levels, A Levels and technical qualifications for you to explore?

T Levels Traineeships A Levels BTECs

If you need more support, there are programmes and support systems designed to help you. Organisations are on hand to support you in times of challenge.

I’m thinking about careers

National Careers Service

What is it? It offers impartial careers guidance and help. Get in touch through their website, web chat and helpline.

National Careers Service

Careers & Enterprise Network

What is it? It helps schools and colleges to deliver careers advice. Their ‘My Choices’ zone has inspirational videos and support

My Choices Careers & Enterprise Network

Not sure about career steps?

You’ve got plenty of time. Now’s a great time in your life to explore a few options and start thinking about your strengths and interests.

Career ideas to explore

I need help and support

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Whatever kind of help and support you need, you can reach out to a number of organisations who will put your safety and wellbeing first.

See, Hear, Respond

Help for vulnerable people under 18 who are experiencing difficulties during the pandemic.

Young Minds

If you’re young and want to reach out for mental health support and info, you can get in touch with this charity.

Additional Needs & Inclusion

If you have a disability, or SEN (Special Educational Needs) or you are vulnerable due to your background or circumstances, a number of organisations and programmes are on hand to help.

Preparing for Adulthood

Young people with SEN can learn about Supported Internships and more.

“I’m a young person with a disability”

See guides and resources from the Council for Disabled Children.

My Covenant

Employment and training support for young care leavers.

Need to talk to someone?

The National Careers Service is here to help.

National Careers Service Website

So what are you waiting for? Grab your future.