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Taking a ‘gap year' - a year out of studying or working to do something else - can help improve your skills, confidence and CV. Many people take a gap year before starting college or university, but you could take one ...
If you're taking a gap year, find details on schemes for working in industry in the UK, volunteering worldwide, or ways to plan your trip abroad.
Information on what choices are available after A levels
There are a number of options open to you at the end of year 14. These include further education, higher education, training, employment and gap years.
Is your child thinking about going to university? Find answers to common questions from parents on the benefits of higher education, the courses available and more