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Making a Plan for your Future

As you finish school it’s important to take this time to think and plan for the future you want. This section offers you information to help as you get ready for the next step.

Island Futures has many resources to help you plan for your future including information on local sixth forms, college, apprenticeships, university and much more!

The Young People Index® is a revolutionary online instrument that is transforming young people’s lives helping to nurture the key talents of young people.

Deciding on your next steps after leaving Year 11 can appear daunting. The website listed below will help you to make the right choice between further study, work with training or an apprenticeship.

The Island Futures website includes a weekly bulletin on local education, employment and training opportunities (EETO). For apprenticeships further afield, you can use the Government’s Find an Apprenticeship service.

Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place.

1 Start with you > 2 Explore your options > 3 Plan you next steps.

Explore current opportunities and future trends in Hampshire & Isle of Wight.

So, what happens when your child/ward leaves school without any qualifications!?

We are here to help.

Not all young people enjoy school so are really happy to leave at 16, but they still need to be in some form of Training or Further Education.

Below are links to support both you and your child/ward in what help is available.

The Disabled Students Helpline provides information and advice to disabled students/apprentices, parents and/or carers and professionals. They can give information about applying to college, university and apprenticeships, accessing financial assistance and lots more!

Disabled Students Helpline – 0330 995 0414

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