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  • What is higher education? A quick introduction to the benefits of studying at a higher level.
  • Student Life A really useful guide for anyone wanting to know more about the various aspects of higher education
  • Student Finance England Useful information on funding higher education
  • Student Finance Calculator Use the student finance calculator to estimate, student loans, student grants, extra student funding, eg if you’re disabled or have children
  • Student Loans Mythbusting 2015/16 This guide is written to bust common myths about student loans, grants and finance, including the 20+ key facts every potential student, parent and grandparent should know.
  • Careers South West Careers South West helps young people aged 13-19 find up-to-date information about careers, jobs, education courses, volunteering, training opportunities and other personal support so that they see all the options open to them.
  • Devon Youth Prospectus For ages 11-18 2016 In Devon we want to make sure that all young people have the information they need so that they can decide which path to take through secondary school and beyond to post 16 education and training. We want all the young people of Devon, whatever their strengths and interests to make an informed choice about their own future so that they can meet their aspirations.
  • Careersbox Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisers and job seekers.
  • UCAS TV Are you wondering if higher education is for you? Do you find yourself baffled by some of the language associated with it? Does the thought of writing a personal statement fill you with dread? If so, UCASonline is a YouTube channel with a range of useful videos designed to help you in your quest for knowledge. Use the links below for examples of what they have to offer.
  • Careerpilot The Careerpilot website aims to help 13-19 year olds in the South West plan their progression to study and work by providing impartial and accessible information about all pathways available to 14, 16 and 18 year olds, and about twenty job sectors and predicted growth areas.
  • Disabled Students' Allowance 2015/16 You can get DSAs if you have a disability, including a mental-health condition or a specific learning difficulty which has a long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to day activities.
  • UCAS Progress There are so many options after you complete your GCSEs. Start here to find out what you could do next and search for opportunities.
  • National Careers Service- Apprenticeships A guide to Apprenticeships. They offer useful information on what apprenticeships are, the key facts and the careers they can lead to. A handy guide is on offer to assist applying to an apprenticeship.
  • Formation Zone Formation Zone is Plymouth’s only award-winning accredited business incubator. It is perfect if you have a business idea you’d like to start and develop in a supportive and collaborative environment.
  • A range of work related learning schemes provide opportunities for young people to enhance their technical, personal and employability skills through industry-led projects, industrial placements and specialised taster courses.

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