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Making Informed Decisions

An online magazine designed to help parents/carers support their children with careers decisions.

Take a look at the parent/carer guide UCAS have produced. It includes information on qualifications, apprenticeships, and study programmes – to help you support your young person in choosing what to do next.

The Hampshire Careers Partnership have produced a resource for young people that explains the options available to them when they leave Year 11 or pre-16 education. You could take a look at this with your young person to learn about what they could go on to do in post-16 education.

Why not take a look at the interactive videos Hampshire Futures Careers Team have created? Find out about various career sectors, how young people can prepare for college, and lots more! Click the link below to head over to Hampshire Futures Careers Information Service and look for the ‘Interactive Careers Videos’ tile.

This video from the Careers Education Company sets out the educational options available to young people at age 16.

We’ve collected information about the colleges and sixth forms in 5 different geographical areas: Dorset, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. Click the button below to go to the information for your local area all in one place!

As well as the option to study at college or sixth form, young people can also undertake an apprenticeship when they leave school/are in post-16 education. Similarly, they can complete another training programme via training providers. Want to know more about what’s on offer? Click the link below.

It can be really helpful for young people to talk to a careers adviser when making decisions about their next educational steps. If your young person is unsure what to do next, encourage them to reach out to the careers team or any member of staff at their school, college or sixth form. Alternatively, click below to find out about services that can help in your local area.