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The best way to make the right choice for you is to be informed.  Your options range from academic to vocational or even work-related programmes, depending on your situation, strengths, and career interests. 

START Local London careers platform will help you to find your future and navigate your journey through education and into the world of work. it has all you need to find and prepare for your dream job, from CV tips to information on what and where to study.

Post 16 Choices

When it comes to what to do after school or college, there's a world of options. You can choose from: Apprenticeships, Traineeships, T Levels, A Levels, Technical and vocational qualifications, Applied qualifications, and Supported Internships.   

Explore START Local London to better understand your post 16 options or find out where to continue your education within Waltham Forest.   

Need more help deciding, use the post 16 Diagnostic Tool.

Schools, colleges, and training providers all have funds to help if you're studying or starting a full-time course and face financial hardship. For advice, speak to the student support services where you study or are thinking about studying. 

Options After Sixth Form or College

Confused about your options after school, college, or sixth form? UCAS has created a great resource telling you all about the routes available, to help you decide what to do next. 

You could apply to university, go on a gap year, take on an apprenticeship, find an internship, or start your working career. Whichever option is right for you, you'll find the answers to all your questions about your next step in life. 

If you're thinking about university and are in financial need, you might be eligible for one of the education trust funds we manage. 

Routes to take after graduation

After studying for a degree, it can be hard to work out what to do next. Head over to prospectus for their suggestions on routes to take after graduation

Don't forget to check out our opportunities page, if you decided to look for a job.