Options Online Resources

There is a wealth of information out there if you know where to look.

Help for parents and carers

As a parent or carer, are you keen to help your child make decisions about their future – without limiting their options? If you need to find out more, then we would suggest the following sites:

www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/index.htm This is the government’s site for all education and learning. There are many links to find out more about the courses, levels and developments.

(https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk) The National Careers Service has advisers there to offer careers information. It also has a very useful job profiles section explaining what qualifications are required for each career.

Explanation of Qualifications

To find out what the qualification levels mean please visit the GOV.UK website

To see examples of qualifications and how the different levels compare please visit the Ofqual website

These are some of the website that we would advise you to look at when considering your Option Choices and future career path.

www.fasttomato.com – online careers advice for students aged 12 - 18

www.icould.com – a web based careers advice service

Want careers advice? Speak to a careers adviser for free on the phone or online at the National Careers Service.

www.UCAS.com – university portal for information on university courses and entrance requirements