Not Going to University

Though many choose to go to university it’s not right for everyone. Some students elect to follow Higher Education via colleges. Others go straight into employment or take a gap year.

Resources to find out more about all of these options can be found in the Resources area in the Sixth Form Common Room, Connexions or through the internet. Whilst the Sixth Form Team and Form Tutors will provide as much support and advice as possible students need to take responsibility to research and make decisions about their future to ensure that they have a plan.

If students need additional help or advice appointments can be made with a Connexions advisor at Tring School or at the One Stop Shop in Hemel Hempstead.

Higher Education – useful websites:

www.hotcourses.com – a directory of UK courses
www.hertschoices.org.uk – a directory of full time Hertfordshire courses and apprenticeships
www.direct.gov.uk – go to young people>Learning

Other useful websites:

www.channelmogo.org – wide range of information including jobs & training opportunities
www.hertsdirect.org – Go to Young People section – Information, advice and activities
www.connexions-direct.com – Advice on careers, work & learning
http://careersadvice.direct.gov.uk – Careers & courses
www.eclips-nline.co.uk – leaflets on a wide range of careers and other areas

Careers – useful websites:

www.hertsahead.org – Information about employment in Hertfordshire
www.apprenticeships.org.uk – go to Young People
www.careers.civil-service.gov.uk – Careers in the Civil Service
www.lgcareers.com – Local government careers
www.csskills.org – Go to Working in construction
www.springboarduk.org.uk/careers/ – careers in hospitality,leisure, travel& tourism
www.cache.org.uk – careers in the care and education of children
www.tda.gov.uk – careersin teaching & education
www.enginuity.org.uk – engineering & technology careers
www.autocity.org.uk – careers in the motor industry
www.lantra.co.uk – go to Young people & parents– careers in land based industries
http://careers.fssc.org.uk/en/ – Careers in financial services
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/ – careers in the National Health Service
www.languageswork.org.uk – careers in language
www.skillsforjustice.com/careers/ – go to Careers choices – working in prisons, probation, courts, policing & prosecution
www.careersinfoodanddrink.co.uk – careers in the food and drink industry
www.canucutit.co.uk – careers in fashion & marketing
www.skillsactive.com/careers/ – careers in active leisure, sport&recreation
www.skillset.org/careers/ – careers in creative media,broadcast, film and video
www.habia.org – careers in hair & beauty
www.skillsmartretail.com – careers in retail
www.forensic.gov.uk – go to Careers–careers in forensic science
www.armyjobs.mod.uk – Army jobs
www.royal-navy.mod.uk – Royal Navy & Royal Marines website
www.raf.mod.uk – Royal Air Force website
www.policecouldyou.co.uk – Police Force website
www.fireservice.co.uk/recruitment/ – Fire Service website
www.socialworkandcare.co.uk – careers in social work & social care

One of the best websites is Tring School website>Post 16>Careers & Higher Education. This also provides information on writing CV’s etc.