Sources of help to plan your studies and future career.
- Learndirect has information on thousands of courses. Many of their courses, including maths, English and IT skills, can be bought and completed online.
- Trying to decide whether sixth form or a college is the best option for you? Try Gov.uk for some useful tips.
- National Careers Service has advice on which courses are best for which job.
- Icould has videos and information about options after A'levels.
- Get Smart has a wealth of information on careers and other options.
- If university isn't for you, then notgoingtouni has all sorts of other ideas for you to consider.
Gov.uk has a section on young disabled people that you may find useful, including information about financial help for disabled students. UCAS also has information for disabled students, and the National Union of Students runs a disabled students' campaign.
GCSEs and A-levels
The S-cool website has lots of free online revision material for GCSEs and A-levels. The BBC also has lots of online learning resources to help you get through your exams, including GCSE information from BBC GCSE Bitesize.
Gov.uk has some AS and A level advice that might help.
If you would prefer face-to-face advice, you can use the free youth advice service at Inspira (formerly known as Connexions Cumbria).
GNVQs, NVQs, vocational A-levels and apprenticeships
The BBC Learning website has useful information on GNVQs and vocational A-levels. Directgov also has lots of information about NVQs. You may also find the Apply Cumbria search useful for finding work-related courses.
Find out more about how modern apprenticeships work.
For information about vocational routes into higher education, try Bright Knowledge.