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Applications to university

Applications to most higher education courses ... ... are made online through UCAS. You need to apply between 1 September and 15 January the year before you intend to go. There are exceptions, applications to: Oxford and Cambridge must be submitted by 15 October dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine and veterinary…

Student Finance HE

Make sure you find out about student finance before you go to university Students in higher education (HE) are charged up to £9,250 a year to study a course, so if you're thinking about HE make sure you find out about the help you can…

Apprenticeship and work-based training providers

Find out about local training courses for 16 to 19 year olds Check out the apprenticeship, training, job and learning opportunities in the latest Weekly Opportunities Bulletin and the Youth Employment Bulletin. Training providers: Create Jobs - opportunities within Theatre, Art, Dance and Advertising DiVA Apprenticeships - training…

Student finance – full-time students

Student finance costs fall into two parts: Your university or college course must be publicly funded and lead to an higher education qualification. Applications open in February/March A Tuition Fee loan to cover tuition fees. Universities can charge up to £9,250 a year for tuition fees. This may change in academic…

Education and training 18+

Thinking of going to a university or college to do a higher education course? The information and advice here is designed to help you, starting with course research through to applications and on to freshers’ week (the first week of university). Find out how to…

Money to help full-time students

Check out the range of help below Family benefits – make sure your family is aware of all the benefits they can claim such as Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit or call these helplines: Child Benefit - 0300 200 3100/textphone 0300 200 3103 Child Tax…

Reporting online abuse

If someone has said things to you on your phone, a website or chatroom you don’t like ... ... you should tell someone you trust If you can’t think of anyone, you can look at the Related services and External links section for further information.

Short Breaks

Short Breaks are a way of giving parents of disabled children a break from their caring responsibilities. Short Breaks also benefit the disabled child or young person, helping them to play with friends, keep fit, improve their communication skills, gain independence or simply have fun.…

Advice for life

There's lots of information and advice for the things affecting your life: Including where you can get help from local and some national organisations. If you have a decision to make or a problem to solve, just click on the links below or search the…

Need advice and help with career options?

Your teachers and advisers in school can help Some schools and colleges have careers information and access to online careers websites. See also Planning your future. You can also contact: the Progress Team is a good place to start. You can meet an adviser at centres…

Thinking about a job, an apprenticeship or a gap year?

A job Look for jobs with training and the opportunity to gain relevant qualifications – important if you want to move on. Don’t take the first job you are offered if it has no prospects. Not going to Uni and The Big Choice have advice…

Need some advice and help with career and education choices?

Your teachers and advisers in school can help with information and advice  You can also: look at the Related services section for further information or advice. contact the Progress Team to see an adviser at Islington's youth hubs  call the  National Careers Service helpline  0800 100 900…

Career choices 18+

At 18, after sixth form or college, your choices include: further study at college or university. a job or apprenticeship, combining work and training a gap year, to earn money for university or get relevant work experience - see the Downloads section on this page. Think…

Education and training 16-18

What next — life after Year 11 Look at all the choices and how they fit in with your career plans. After Year 11 you must now stay in learning until your 18th birthday. Your main choices are: a full-time course an apprenticeship or traineeship a…

Money for learning 16-18

If you are starting college or a sixth form course, there may be bursaries or other funds to help you Ask in your school or college about Learner Bursaries, travel concessions and other financial help. Schools and colleges have funds to help students who can’t…

Career choices

At age 16 If you are in Year 11, you must stay in some kind of education or training until at least your 18th birthday - ‘Raising the Participation Age' (RPA). This means if you leave full-time learning you must take a job with training or an apprenticeship At…

Warning: poor careers information can seriously damage your future!

Check careers information you use is up-to-date and from a reliable source Look at a range of information – as well as looking at careers information in school or college look at careers and company websites.  Questions to ask about careers What qualifications and skills do…

Finding jobs and apprenticeships

Finding, getting and keeping a job or apprenticeship that suits you may well take time Do you know where to look for job vacancies? Need help to improve your CV or prepare for an interview? Start by looking at the Bulletins in the News Feed section…

Help to get out and about

Staying as active as you can and connecting with other people are an essential part of maintaining good health and well-being. It’s not always easy to do this on your own. This web page tells you about some of the ways you can access help…

How to choose courses to study in Years 10 and 11

It’s important to choose your options carefully, as you’ll be spending the next two or three years studying them and your subject choices at 16 will also depend on what you choose now You have a chance to choose: Subjects you enjoy Courses you know…

Career choices 13-14

Choosing subjects and courses in Year 8 or Year 9 This is the first decision that may affect your future, so think about: subjects you enjoy new subjects courses you do well in subjects to help you achieve your future career plans courses that let…

What's available in Islington?

Islington has a range of facilities and services for young people, including 12 excellent adventure playgrounds, two youth hubs, and loads of clubs and groups. We can also help when things get tough and you need a bit of extra support, or need someone to…

Islington's youth hubs and adventure playgrounds

Islington's Youth Offer includes: A range of facilities and services for young people, including youth hubs, adventure playgrounds, and loads of clubs and groups. We can also help when things get tough and you need a bit of extra support, or need someone to talk to.  Use Google…

Emotional well-being

Positive mental health and emotional well-being describes how we think, feel, relate to others and interpret the world around us. Having good emotional and mental health helps us manage relationships, cope with stress and manage life changes both positive and negative. This web page provides…

Education 11-14

Getting Started in Years 7 to 9 Everyone is both excited and scared about starting secondary. This information has advice to help you: settle in and make the most of new opportunities learn about careers and learning choices choose the subjects in Years 10/11(Key Stage…

Choosing subjects and courses at 13-14

The subjects you choose will lead to qualifications such as GCSE, Cambridge Nationals or BTECs You will choose your GCSE subjects in Year 8 or Year 9. Your school will give you a booklet listing all your choices or options. Find out as much as you can…

Choosing subjects and courses for Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4)

It’s important to choose your options carefully Find out as much as you can about the subjects offered. Your school will give you information listing all your choices or options. You’ll be spending the next two or three years studying them. Your choices at 16…

Choices at the end of Year 11

As well as taking exams, you will have important decisions to make about your future Students completing year 11 must stay in learning until at least their 18th birthday - see Raising the participation age Your main choices are: an apprenticeship or job with recognised training…

Education and training

Try to get the best secondary school education you can During the first two or three years at secondary school you will follow the same curriculum or range of subjects as other 11 to 13-year-olds, giving you a good general education. In Year 8/9, you…

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex or Asexual (LGBTQIA), gender-fluid, non-binary, nongender, third gender?

Not sure about your sexuality? Questioning your gender? If you have been struggling with your identity and need support to work out who you are there are organisations that offer help and advice. You may feel alone but you're not, there are other young people…

Need more information or advice about your rights if you are in care?

If you are in care, there are organisations that can give you advice on your rights and people who can help you Local services The Children’s Active Involvement Service is for all children who have social workers or who are looked after. You can contact them if…

Career choices at 16

You need to stay in learning until at least your 18th birthday You can choose to do a course, apprenticeship or job with training. Start planning now, think about: yourself – how you learn best, your interests and skills, your expected exam results your career…

Healthy lives

Although it can be tough to do the right things, the benefits for mind and body of a healthy lifestyle are well known: you have more energy you don’t get ill so often (as a result of a boosted immune system) you feel happier (as…

Vacancies and job search skills

Land that job! It may take time to find – and land – the job for you, whether you are 16, 18 or older, looking for a job can be a job in itself. It is important to keep trying, keep motivated, stay focused, organised, determined and confident. Finding, getting and…

Home and family

Are you worried about your family and things at home? Most families have problems at some time. This can include serious illness, a death, money problems, family members not getting on or finding it difficult to talk about problems. All this can affect you in…

Rights and responsibilities

Everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be protected from harm You should also respect the rights of others. The UK has additional laws that protect your rights, such as: equality laws to protect you from discrimination laws that protect you at work rights when…