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: – a directory of UK courses – a directory of full time Hertfordshire courses and apprenticeships – go to young people>Learning

Other useful websites: – wide range of information including jobs & training opportunities – Go to Young People section – Information, advice and activities – Advice on careers, work & learning – Careers & courses – leaflets on a wide range of careers and other areas

Careers – useful websites: – Information about employment in Hertfordshire – go to Young People – Careers in the Civil Service – Local government careers – Go to Working in construction – careers in hospitality,leisure, travel& tourism – careers in the care and education of children – careersin teaching & education – engineering & technology careers – careers in the motor industry – go to Young people & parents– careers in land based industries – Careers in financial services – careers in the National Health Service – careers in language – go to Careers choices – working in prisons, probation, courts, policing & prosecution – careers in the food and drink industry – careers in fashion & marketing – careers in active leisure, sport&recreation – careers in creative media,broadcast, film and video – careers in hair & beauty – careers in retail – go to Careers–careers in forensic science – Army jobs – Royal Navy & Royal Marines website – Royal Air Force website – Police Force website – Fire Service website – 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.