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For your 13+ options?

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In Year 8 or 9 and choosing your options?

Vocational qualifications? GCSE subjects? Languages? Sciences? Art and Design?  Social Care? IT? Humanities? Technology? Health and Social Care? Sport? Travel and Tourism? Business? Media? Engineering?...

Do you need to know

Just what should you choose?

Are you starting to think about what you want to do for a job in the future and checking out which subjects you may need?  It's never too early to do some career planning, but make sure you have lots of ideas at this stage - you may change your mind in the future. 

Remember, too, that the world of work is always changing. There will be jobs around in a few years that just don't exist at the moment - so it pays to find out as much as possible about the job market when you're planning your career.  

Starting points for Career Planning 

iknowican.co.uk - Your Career Tutor will start working with you in school in year 9. They can help you with a whole range of issues including help with career choice, choosing your options and planning for your future. Ask for help if you need it.

Kudos or Careescape - Kudos is an impartial online careers guidance and information program that helps young people plan their future and make informed decisions. Careerscape supports young people  with an inspiring online careers resource that is ideal for careers research and complements the use of the matching program Kudos.

National Careers Service Job Profiles - With information on over 750 different jobs you should be able to get lots of ideas, and may just find the right one for you! You can find all about your job ideas including the pay, the training, and how to get a first foot on the ladder.

icould.com  - why not look at this site which has videos of people doing real jobs?

Plotr - Where can you find inspirational ideas about jobs you’ll love? And who can you trust to help you make smart decisions about your future?

Starting points for finding out about the World of Work

This World of Work Barnsley site provides information on the job market as well as all the different job sectors to help you think about the areas of work you are interested in.

So why not find out all about: 

Starting points for finding out about local courses

For more information about the courses and work-based training on offer locally for 14-19 year olds see  the www.ucasprogress.com website.

 


 
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