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Your choices at 18
Local programmes for young people

This section is full of information about your choices in education and learning, ranging from how qualifications have changed, further and higher education, local provision, apprenticeships and other avenues you may be considering.

Your Choices at 18

There are lots of choices for what you do after you turn 18, and you need to pick the one that will help you get the future you want. Click on the tabs below to view some of the options.

Local programmes for young people

There are lots of free courses and opportunities on offer with organisations across the county that will support you into education, employment and training. These range from courses like Get Ahead which helps you to progress to education, employment an apprenticeship or traineeship with incentives to providers offering mentoring support.

A directory of this provision is located below.

List of local programmes for young people


UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression. UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to Higher Education. UCAS services support young people making choices after their GCSEs, as well as those applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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