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  1. 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…
  2. What to study at uni and where to go?

    The University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) ... ... has a course search with links to most institutions of higher education and applications to most are made online from the UCAS website, including music conservatoires. Look at course and university details carefully - courses with…
  3. 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…
  4. Careers information

    There's so much out there that deciding on what career to do can be hard Think about careers that interest you and find out as much as you can before making any decisions. See Planning Your Future for a list of careers websites. You can also contact…
  5. Taking drugs and other substances? Need advice?

    Islington's Drug and Alcohol Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can help you or someone you care about. Call them on 0808 800 0019. Islington's Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS) offers free, confidential advice and support for anyone up…
  6. About izzy-info

    izzy-info.com is the website for young people in Islington, set up by Islington Council. Packed with information, advice and local youth organisations, it’s your one destination where you can find out things to do and places to go near you. Get help You can find…
  7. Social media

    You can keep up-to-date with what's happening in Islington via social media. Islington Youth Council Follow the Youth Council on Twitter @IslingtonYC and on Instagram. Youth hubs Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Islington's youth hubs... Follow Platform on Facebook and Twitter Follow Lift on Facebook…
  8. Entry Level qualifications

    Entry level qualifications are for: anyone who has missed out at school people with learning disabilities anyone who want to try something for the first time. They are offered at three levels:  Entry level 1, 2 and 3. After Entry level 3 you can move…
  9. Qualifications

    Check out what qualifications you can study full-time or part-time. You will have to study English and maths to Level 2, which is equal to GCSE grade 5/4 (or grade C) if you haven't got them yet. Whatever level you choose you can move up…
  10. 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…
  11. NVQs/VQs - Level 4 and above

    National Vocational Qualifications/Vocational Qualifications (NVQs/VQs) are practical qualifications that show you can do a specific job They are: usually taken by people in work offered in, for example: social care, retail, motor vehicle work, electrical installation, business administration, hairdressing, leisure and recreation, construction, engineering and…
  12. NVQs/VQs

    National Vocational Qualifications/Vocational Qualifications are job-related qualifications that show you can do a specific job If most of your GCSE grades are graded 3-1, you may start on a VRQ (vocationally recognised qualification), which is a level 1 qualification, before moving on to a level…
  13. Awards/certificates/diplomas

    BTEC and other Awards, Certificates, Extended Certificates, Diplomas and Extended Diplomas are vocational and work-related qualifications They may be studied full or part-time in schools and colleges from the age of 14. They are offered at levels 1 to 4 and are usually ‘BTECs’, 'Cambridge…
  14. Certificates and diplomas

    Certificates and diplomas are ... ... vocational and work-related qualifications. They may be studied full-time or part-time at a range of levels. Part-time courses may form part of a higher apprenticeship. Certificate of Higher Education (CHE) - Level 4 Qualification: offered at universities, colleges and further…
  15. Honours degrees

    There are many types of degree including ... Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Science (BSc) Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Bachelor of Education (BEd) Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Degrees are offered by colleges and universities in a huge range of subjects, for example: vocational, such…
  16. 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,…
  17. 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…
  18. 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…
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