Free Online Resources
Further information is also provided to students via school communication.
Career Boss – a series of guides designed to help you unlock your full career potential
Start – a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential
Careerometer – Explore and compare key information about occupations and identify potential careers
icould – an online charity providing career ideas and information for young people
National Careers Service – Explore Careers
Chat with an adviser via webchat, email, request a call back or by post. This service is open from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.
Phone – Call 0800 100 900 to speak to an adviser. Lines are open from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Calls are free from landlines and most mobile number.
Face-to-face advice – Call 0800 100 900 to find out if you’re eligible for a face-to-face appointment with an adviser.
Text – Text your name and the word ADVICE to 07766 413219 and a National Careers Service adviser will call you back for free. You can also use this text number to ask for information like telephone numbers and addresses. Please note we can’t open pictures sent by text.
Online Courses – Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) a website where you can find free online course offered by the best universities around the world. The website gives students a unique opportunity to develop their subject knowledge beyond the A Level syllabus.
Higher Education University Information
UCAS Application system for UK universities with information on other options
Russell Group Universities
Find a range of courses, colleges, universities, funding and career options
Liberal Arts Degree
Official data and key information for undergraduates, including; courses, university satisfaction, student survey, jobs and salaries
University and College open day directory
University and related league tables
University league tables – undergraduates rating of universities according to 21 different factors
Deferred Entry to University
Complete university Guide
Labour Market Information (LMI) Report 2021
Buckinghamshire Business First – labour market information and the job market in Buckinghamshire
Careers in Buckinghamshire 2021
Office for Students (OfS)
Office for Students
– An independent regulator of higher education in England. Ensuring every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers
Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG)
UCAS – Parent, Guardian and Carer guide 2020
Advice For Parents And Guardians | UCAS | Parent Guide To University
Finance & Support
Gap Year – Gap years are a popular option among some school leavers. They offer students time before starting university, to broaden their experience whilst enhancing their CV.
Amazing Apprenticeships A national project to raise awareness of apprenticeships and opportunities available in England. With the government’s pledge to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, there has never been a better time to learn about this credible alternative to full time university.
Buckinghamshire vacancies kick start your career with live vacancies for jobs, apprenticeships and work experience placements.
Milkround for apprenticeships
Apprenticeships Government Website
Information on Apprenticeships – Find out what an apprenticeship is and what the different types are Watch case studies here HubWatch
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