Help and support

Help with choosing

See below for free websites which will help you explore your choices and make an informed decision about your future career options

General Careers Advice for 13- 19 year olds


The National Careers Service website contains over 750 job profiles, and each of them gives you the essential information you need on what the job involves and how to get into it. The site also has a skills health check section and a useful course search facility. You can also talk to an adviser.






Bristol Post 16 Directory has information on all providers in the Bristol area





Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information.






The Future Morph website is designed to show you just some of the amazing and unexpected places that studying science, technology, engineering and maths can take you.






Bright Knowledge and the Student Calculator are designed to help students and young  people manage their money and explore education and career options.




Post 16/18 training opportunities


UCAS Progress allows young people between 13 and 17 years old to search for courses across England and Wales. Please be aware that not all courses are shown on UCAS Progress so you should still check a provider's own website.






Bristol Post 16 Directory has information on all providers in the Bristol area





For Gov.uk information and links for 14 - 19 year olds including Apprenticeships vacancies.





Careers World provides information on job sectors and has some job and apprenticeship vacancies. Also has SW region facts and contacts.





Visit future-talent.com to search and apply for the latest apprenticeships, jobs and courses in your area (not all Apprenticeships are on this site). The site also provides advice and information about alternatives to University.





icould has lots of real stories to inspire your career and the fun Buzz Quiz to help you find out your strengths and what makes you tick.






notgoingtouni provides information on the opportunities available after school - for training, employment, sponsored degrees, etc.


Information on progression to university


UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Not only do UCAS process more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year, but they also help students to find the right course.





Unistats is the official website for comparing UK higher education course data. It includes official data on each university and college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.





The Which? university guide has lots of information and filters to help you find a course to suit your needs.





The Guardian University Guide has information on every subject taught at universities in the UK ranked in league tables, also has subject profile information.





Studential.com provides in-depth information about choosing and going to university and the application process involved.






Best Course 4 Me (and their free app) is a good site to help planning a future degree. Users can identify A level subjects and see what degrees people usually go on to do, see what careers people progress on to from different degrees, etc.









Graduate Prospects is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates.  They publish a wide collection of journals and directories, as well as provide an extensive graduate careers website.




Studentparent.org to get information on funding and a checklist to help you plan for university.