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Your school careers adviser can help you find information about different career pathways.

The National Careers Service provides young people aged 13 to 18 with information on learning, work and apprenticeships and learning related issues.

Getting started

When you find an area you're interested in, you can:

  • Look at what courses are out there - find three providers offering your chosen course and go to their open days or and ask if you can attend a taster session
  • Think practically, including how long you may spend travelling, what the facilities are like and how students are supported
  • Check the course entry requirements to see if you're on track to get the grades you'll need by the end of Year 11
  • Be ambitious, but have a plan B
  • Research career websites.