Useful Information

Our Careers Advisers will always try to be available at key times so students receive impartial Careers Advice and Guidance when they need it. However, students, parents and teachers may also want to do their own research and the following are some websites which may be of use:

Useful Websites

In order for you to do your own research, we have compiled a list of websites, which may be of use to you.

List of local colleges and universities

We have compiled a list of local colleges and universities.  For further information you can click on each link, which will take you directly to each institutions website.

Raising the Participation Age

The participation age has been raised so that all young people in England are now required to continue in education or training until their eighteenth birthday.


Being an apprentice means that you have a job that includes gaining recognised qualifications and essential skills whilst you are working and earning a wage.  This page gives you information about where to find an apprenticeship or traineeship, and how to apply.


STEM is the collective term used to describe Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  Have a look at this page to see where studying STEM related subjects could take you in the future.

Make Happen

Make Happen aims to inspire young people, raise their aspirations and promote interest in Higher Education to achieve their ambitions.

Statutory Guidance and Gatsby Benchmarks

In 2013 Gatsby commissioned Sir John Holman with setting out what career guidance in England should look like.  This page gives you further information on The Gatsby Benchmarks.

Higher Education

Click below for information and advice on higher education.

Further Education

Click below for information and advice on further education.