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  1. Foundation degrees

    Foundation degrees (FdA, FdSc) are ... ... employment-related higher education qualifications. which have been designed with employers to meet their requirements and are: offered by universities, colleges, and some further education colleges (accredited by higher education institutions). in vocational subjects, such as housing, social care,…
  2. Level 7-8 Professional and Postgraduate

    Postgraduate Level 7 qualifications include: Masters degrees such as MA, MSc, MBA Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas, such as the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). Level 8 qualifications include: Doctor of Philosophy, DPhil or PhD Postgraduate qualifications: usually require a good first degree, though a degree…
  3. Other qualifications at Level 3

    Other qualifications offered at level 3 support applications to or offer alternative routes to higher education Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) EPQ is aimed at 16 to 19 year olds who want to go to university. It is designed to show independent working and an ability…
  4. Planning your future

    Below are some of the most useful career websites These sites are about jobs and how to get into them: National Careers Service - free database of job profiles from the National Careers Service. Go to ‘Explore Careers’ and then ‘Search Job Profiles’. icould - take…
  5. Level 4-6 Higher Education

    Institutions of higher education (IHE) include universities and colleges of higher education.Many further education colleges also offer higher education (HE) course that are accredited by an IHE. Level 4 Qualifications:Certificate of Higher Education (CHE): Offered at colleges and universities on a full or part-time basis. Comparable…
  6. Voluntary or unpaid work

    There are lots of options for volunteers ... ... including work with: older people, children, administration and using ICT, sport, disability groups, the environment, arts and music. People do voluntary work for all kinds of reasons: to get some experience for a course or job…
  7. Homeless, or thinking of leaving home?

    If you are thinking of leaving home and want to talk to someone about it ... ... you can contact Childline a free confidential helpline for young people T: 0800 1111. If there are problems at home and you have moved out and are homeless, there…
  8. Homeless?

    If you are homeless or feel you cannot continue living at your present address because of difficulties at home, get advice straight away. Living on the streets can be dangerous, there are people that can help you find somewhere safe to stay, look at the…
  9. Sexual abuse and rape

    If you have been raped, made to have sex when you didn’t want it or you have been touched in a way that makes you feel frightened or uncomfortable it is a crime. It is never your fault, no one has the right to have…
  10. Unemployed after Year 11

    Jobseeker's Allowance is only usually paid to people over the age of 18 who are ... ... unemployed, not in education and looking for work. Jobseeker’s Allowance is unlikely to be paid if you are under 18 unless there are unusual or special reasons for example…
  11. Studying abroad

    What you pay will depend on the university and courses you apply for There is some general information on Study Overseas. There are several schemes and organisations to help: Alan Turing scheme to replace Erasmus - to enable students to study part of their degree in another…
  12. Debt advice

    Although you can’t get a bank loan or credit card until you are 18 years old ... ... many young people do get into debt by borrowing money from friends. If you find you are constantly short of money, or having to borrow money, you…
  13. Terms and Conditions of Use

    By registering with this website, you agree to these terms and conditions ("Terms").  Please read the Terms carefully as they set out your rights and obligation.  They also provide information on how you can submit material (“Content”) and how this will be used. IF WE…
  14. Cookies policy

    Information about the cookies we store on your computer This site uses cookies. A cookie is a text file that identifies your computer to our server. Unless you are signed in, cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. You…
  15. Student budgets

    These websites offer advice to help students save money and balance their budgets: Money Saving Expert contains financial and budgeting advice for students Student Cash Point offers advice to help you manage your finances. The Student Room offers financial support as well as other advice for students  Save…
  16. Support from a Social Worker

    If your child and family needs more support than is available through Early Help Services, Bright Start or the Local Offer you will need an assessment by a social worker. As part of the assessment the social worker will visit you to gather information about…
  17. Safeguarding and SEND

    Children with SEND are 3.4 times more likely to be abused than non-disabled children 3.8 times more likely to be neglected 3.8 times more likely to be physically abused 3.1 times more likely to be sexually abused 3.9 times more likely to be emotionally abused.…
  18. Tell us what you think

    Complaints about Islington Council If you want to complain, you have the right to do so. Making a complaint won’t affect the services you receive. How to make a complaint Social Services complaints If you have any feedback or wish to make a complaint about…
  19. Help us develop our services

    When parents and professionals work together, recognising each other’s expert knowledge, informed decisions are made that make the best use of people’s time and money. Working together helps: Professionals understand how to develop services that meet the needs of families Parents understand complexities and challenges…
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