Please click on the links below to explore:
http://kudos.cascaid.co.uk - Kudos is an online careers guidance and information program that helps young people plan their future. It is ideal for 13-19 year olds and helps young people to ‘match’ their interests and qualification aspirations to a list of suitable careers. Young people can explore these suggestions or look at their own career ideas and then see how well matched they are to them. The program provides detailed information on over 700 careers (covering over 1,800 job titles). See either Mrs Davies or Miss Lindsey for the licence code to access Kudos from home.
http://www.ucasprogress.com - allows young people between 13 to 17 year olds to search for courses across England and Wales. Explore and compare thousands of courses at hundreds of schools, colleges and work-based learning providers.
http://getsmaart.com - the UK’s premier source of student and school leaver career and course information
http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk - the official government website to find out about apprenticeships.
http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk - A website giving you the information, advice and resources on alternative options to university.
http://www.gapyear.com - For information, ideas and activities that are possible during a gap year.
http://www.etrust.org.uk/ - Year in Industry provide high-quality, paid placements for students in their gap year before or during their degree course. They have placements for students interested in all areas of engineering, science, IT, e-commerce, business, marketing, finance and logistics.
http://www.careersbox.co.uk - A free online library of careers related film, news and information. Case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insight into careers across all sectors and helping them to find the right career.
http://icould.com - gives you the inside story of how careers work. The storytellers relate, in their own words, their real life career journeys. There are over a thousand easy to search, varied and unique career videos as well as hundreds of written articles.
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk - provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.
Higher Education Websites
http://www.ucas.com - The website responsible for managing applications to higher education (university) courses in the UK. The website is used to research courses and to complete and submit your UCAS application (university application)
http://www.direct.gov.uk - Provides up to date information on student finance
http://www.opendays.com - The definitive source of university and college open day information in the UK. They list open days for every UK higher education institution - both universities and colleges - and provide all of their information free of charge to users.
http://www.yougofurther.co.uk - a student-only networking site which connects university applicants. It's the website where you can meet people doing your course, or going to your university or college of choice, before you leave.
http://www.prospects.ac.uk - contains a wealth of careers advice and information on potential jobs you may consider once you finish university.
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http://vinspired.org - volunteering opportunities for people aged 14-25. Earn industry recognised certificates for your voluntary hours
http://www.do-it.org.uk - search for volunteering opportunities in your area
Disclaimer: The Totteridge Academy is not responsible for the content of any of the websites listed