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Moving On... Life After Cromwell

This is an exciting time and there are many options open to you.

 

Whilst at Cromwell, you will receive quality impartial Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) to help you to make the right choices for post 18. Your tutor will support you and from June you will be able to seek the advice of our Level 6 qualified Guidance Advisor. In addition you will have the opportunity to attend various events such as the UCAS higher education exhibition on 22 June and ‘An Introduction to Higher Education’ workshop which is held at Anglia Ruskin University on 4 July, this includes talks on how to apply to university, personal statements and student finance.

All sixth form students have the opportunity to attend the Skills Service Careers fair on 15th July at Peterborough showground. Here you will be able to find out more about apprenticeships, meet many local employers and attend a CV bootcamp.

As a College we have a subscription to Unifrog. This website provides up to date details of university
courses as well as apprenticeships. You will be given a password to access the site but your tutor and the sixth form team will also be able to help you. https://www.unifrog.org/sign-in 

You may find the following websites useful.

University applications:

https://www.ucas.com/

 

The UCAS website. Everything you need to know about the courses available at universities in the UK and student finance.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide

 

Listings of university courses in the UK, league tables and university profiles

http://university.which.co.uk/

 

The Which? Guide to university. What to study, where to go and how to get there. The website also includes advice about writing personal statements.

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

 

The government website giving information about student finance.

 

Apprenticeships and employment

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

 

I’m Not Going to Uni. This site will give you lots  of ideas about alternatives to university courses including apprenticeships, college courses, work experience and internships

http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

 

The latest news and information on apprenticeships and schemes, including types of apprenticeship, apprentice employers and tips on how to apply for vacancies

http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/

 

Everything you need to know about apprenticeships, how to apply and the opportunities available

 

Gap year and volunteering

http://www.gap-year.com/

 

The gap year guide book

Information and advice regarding gap year opportunities at home and abroad

https://www.campamerica.co.uk/

 

Working abroad with Camp America

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/gap-year

The Prospects website full of ideas and advice

https://www.ncvo.org.uk/ncvo-volunteering

 

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-and-get-involved

 

Volunteering opportunities with the National Trust