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  1. Autism Awareness

    Various personal accounts of what it is like to have autism are available on the Autism Awareness area of the Guardian newspaper's website. Listen to BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth Programme to hear Michael Rosen learn about communication from people on the autism spectrum, by…
  2. 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…
  3. Becoming a childminder

    For those wishing to become a childminder in Islington, the Early Years and Childcare team offer a pathway to becoming registered with Ofsted. The free support provided is a mixture of essential information, training and ongoing advice. There is no face to face support due…
  4. Benefits for young people

    Benefit rules and regulations are complicated Young people under 18 (and sometimes under 20) may not be able to claim many of the benefits available but if you are living independently or have an illness or disability or you are a parent, then do check out if you…
  5. Buying a car

    The Motability Scheme allows disabled people to use the higher rate mobility component of their Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to buy a car, powered wheelchair or scooter. When you join Motability you get more than just the car, scooter or powered wheelchair of your choice, you…
  6. Can I work anywhere?

    If you are under 18, you are not allowed to work where: there is gambling there is alcohol, unless the work is part of an appropriate training scheme such as an apprenticeship you have to carry heavy loads, clean machinery or work with dangerous substances…
  7. Career and learning timeline

    Learning and career planning go together Do all you can to develop lots of skills and learn about the work. This Career Timeline will help you in make good decisions at the right time, about your future. It really isn’t too soon to start looking ahead!…
  8. 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…
  9. 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…
  10. 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…
  11. 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…
  12. Career 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. You can also contact the Progress Team -…
  13. 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…
  14. Carers Support

    What is a carer?A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. The term ‘unpaid or family carer’ is someone of any age who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without…
  15. Carers Support

    What is a carer? A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. The term ‘unpaid or family carer’ is someone of any age who provides support to family or friends who could not manage…
  16. 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…
  17. Child Tax Credit

    You could get Child Tax Credit for each child you’re responsible for if they’re: under 16 under 20 and in approved education or training You don’t need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit. You get money for each child that qualifies and Child…
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