HIGHER EDUCATION - USEFUL WEBSITES
UCAS is the centralised service for applying to University. Use this website to look at entry requirements for different university courses. This site can also help you shortlist the universities which have the courses you are interested in.
The leading independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things studentish.
Includes official data on each university and college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.
Locate your ideal university courses. Quickly complete the study interests’ questionnaire to pin-point your interests in 150+ degree disciplines.
For students; the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Information on the safeguarding and quality and standards in UK universities and colleges, so that students have the best possible learning experience.
Useful search site to find out all that you need to know about Open Days at the university or college of your choice.
Year 12 - Useful Careers Websites
Graduate level job information profiles. Very thorough job outlines with relevant training and progression information.
icould has a range of video clips showing real life people talking about their jobs and careers.
The study guide section within youthspace contains a range of information including help on making options choices in Year 9, post 16 options, and getting into higher education.
Careers Box has lots of short video clips from real life people talking about their jobs.
Year 12 - Useful ‘Alternative to Higher Education’ Websites
Alternative options to university including high level Apprenticeships and job options.
UK wide site to explore by vocation and geographical area the wide range of modern apprenticeships available to A Level and BTEC Level 3 students.
Apprenticeships.org.uk has a whole range of information to help young people decide if Apprenticeships are the right route for them. You can also search for apprenticeship vacancies.
Connects young people with volunteering opportunities.
Find out about how you could volunteer. Timebank make sense of all the different types of volunteering and can put you in touch with the right opportunities out there.
Lots of information about volunteering in England.
National membership organisation that develops and promotes volunteering.