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Making a Plan for your Future

As you near the end of secondary school it’s important to take time and plan for your future. This section offers an exciting programme to work through which will help you to identify what’s important to you, and your future, what skills and qualities you have, want to develop and how to utilise them in the world of work.

Click on the link below for a series of exercises, tools and handy hint resources that are designed to stimulate your thinking and challenge you to take positive action.

An activity booklet to download to help you understand career pathways, skills and employment opportunities from Youth Employment UK.

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.

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.

A good place to start is to recognise what skills you already have. Use the ‘Wheel of Strength’ from Barclays Lifeskills to help identify yours.

Boost your motivation with this inspiring presentation!

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.

Itchen College offer a Skills Training and Engagement Programme to support those aged 16-24 and not in education, employment or training (NEET) or those at risk of becoming NEET.

Into Apprenticeships is a guide for disabled people, parents and key advisers about applying for apprenticeships in England.

Project Choice by Health Education England also promotes employment opportunities for interns with disabilities and/or learning difficulties through supported internship courses.

The Disabled Student Helpline provides information and advice to disabled students/apprentices, parents and/or carers and professionals.