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What’s Next?

What’s Next – College

College is an educational institution that offers further education courses leading to specific degrees or qualifications. College qualifications include Diploma’s, Foundation Degrees, General Certificate of Secondary Education GCSE, Higher National Certificate HNC, Higher National Diploma HND and International Baccalaureate and BTec’s. College courses are designed to teach students to reach a certain level of skills and knowledge in a particular field of interest which makes them able to get a job or gain academic preparation to enter university.

What’s Next – University

Study programs at university lead to undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees. UK students at university are required to pay up to £9,250 per year for tuition fees, you can apply for funding to support this. All students planning to study for an undergraduate degree in the UK must apply through UCAS.

What’s Next – Apprenticeships

In essence, an apprenticeship is a job. You’ll spend 80% of the working week at your place of employment, and 20% at your place of study. You’ll earn a salary, and your course fees will be covered by your employer and the government. You just need to be willing to manage your time between work and study. There are many different apprenticeships you can apply for depending on your existing qualifications across a broad range of different industries.

What’s Next – Applying for Jobs

How to apply for a job –

Search for jobs in your chosen field. Research the companies you wish to apply too. Ready your CV/resume for submission. Create your cover letter. Submit your CV/resume and online application.

Money Matters –

If you want to get a new bank account, there are some things you need to find out:

  • the main types of bank accounts, and what they are used for
  • how to open a bank account
  • the terms and conditions for different types of accounts
  • how to change your bank or building society.

Sexual health

Internet Safety –

Keep talking, Don’t be afraid to bring up challenging issues like sexting, pornography and cyberbullying and sharing/ reporting your concerns. It could be embarrassing, but you’ll benefit from the subjects being out in the open.

Online reputation – anything you upload, email or message could stay around forever online. Only do things online that they wouldn’t mind you, their teacher or a future employer seeing. Think about creating a positive digital footprint.

Stay safe on the move – Be aware that if you are accessing the internet using public WiFi, filters to block inappropriate content may not be active. Hackers will be able to access information through public WiFi without the use of VPN’s.