Use your skills and talents.
Why? Because you'll be more successful if you enjoy what you do.
Think about the sort of person you are, the skills and interests you have and the learning and careers available. Use the career matching and course finder tools in Planning your future to help you.
Info here can help you at each stage, whether you are making choices
- at age 13/14 for courses, qualifications or subjects at Key Stage 4 (Years 10/11)
- at age 16 between further study, an apprenticeship or job with training. If you are in Year 11, you must stay in some kind of education or training until at least your 18th birthday. This means if you leave full-time learning you must take a job with training or an apprenticeship. You may see this referred to as ‘Raising the Participation Age' (RPA).
- at age 18 for higher education, a year out or a job