Choices in Year 11

Making the decision to leave school shouldn’t be taken lightly but for many, finding a job as soon as possible has obvious appeal. It’s important to know what options are available now so that you can make decisions that are right for you.

Your training and education doesn’t have to stop when you get a job, and you might even be able to get training whilst still working. This will stand you in good stead later in life and work qualifications will help you earn more as you progress through your chosen career.

The National Careers website contains a massive database with tons of information on nearly every job imaginable Even if you don’t have a clue what you want to do, the database allows you to search for careers based on what you enjoy doing and what you’re good at.

Looking to learn but don’t know where?

Of course, not everyone leaving school is planning on going straight into a job. A lot of young people want to experience the greater freedom offered by a sixth form or further education college, whilst still continuing in formal education.

If you’re staying on in education, you’ll need to think about how your choices now will affect your career choices later in life.

You may feel you are not ready for a college course yet, in which case you may wish to consider options like The Prince’s Trust and the Duke of Edinburgh award.

You may want to find out more about money and how your course options affect your finances. Click here for further information.

Looking for work after Year 11?

If you’re leaving school at the end of year 11, you face different decisions to those leaving later. This site has loads of information you can ue to help you on the road to employment. Follow the links from the menu bar above to check out options available, including apprenticeships, CV writing, applying for jobs, interview skills and loads more useful information.

Lifelong Learning

We can’t talk about leaving school without mentioning one really important thing – don’t think that just because you’re leaving school now, you can never go back into education. Education and training takes on many different forms these days with something designed to suit everyone!

If you are an adult looking for courses in Hampshire, there is an adult education provision available in your local area. Find out more by clicking here.