There are many options available for students at Post 16 and Post 18, the following links can help you when exploring your options. You might be considering whether to enrol into college or sixth form, exploring what subjects to take, or perhaps what university you want to attend. Alternatively, you may wish to look at your options outside of university, such as apprenticeships or self-employment.

You may even be a parent or carer, wondering how best to support your child. Whatever your situation, there a range of resources and options available to help you.

Options at 16+

Options at 16:

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/college-sixth-form-employment-and-training/choices-at-16-and-beyond

Options with your subjects

www.startprofile.com

http://explore.skillsroute.com/

https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/

https://targetcareers.co.uk/guide-to-your-future

The Complete University Guide

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree

Alternatives to University

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/

 

These websites will help you when making applications:

Applying for Post 16 options

www.kentchoices.com

https://www.readytoworkkent.co.uk/

Applying for Higher Education

www.ucas.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41693230

https://www.cxk.org/resources/guide-to-higher-education/

Applying for Apprenticeships

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

https://www.cxk.org/resources/apprenticeships-and-school-leaver-schemes/

Self-Employment

https://www.cxk.org/resources/self-employment-explained/

https://www.livewire.shell/

http://www.kentfoundation.org/

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/support-starting-business

 

Finance for education or training at further and higher education can be a concern, the following links can assist you:

Student Finance for Education

https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance

Student Finance for Higher Education

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login

Student Loans Myth Busting

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-loans-tuition-fees-changes

Scholarships and Grants for University

https://www.grantfairy.com/

Dance and Drama Awards

https://www.gov.uk/dance-drama-awards

Support for students from overseas

http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Advice on budgeting for College or University

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/budgeting-for-college-or-university

SEND

https://www.cxk.org/blog/cxk-partners-launch-send-provision-map-for-kent-medway/

Support for Parents / Carers

http://www.parentadviser.co.uk/ and http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk