Post 18 options
There are a lot of options to choose from at 18. What’s right for you will depend on your situation and the career or job you have in mind.
You may be eligible for the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, which can help with things like books, travel or equipment if you will struggle with education or training costs.
If you have an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan there may be different and more suitable options available to you.
You can find out about financial support for university from Student Finance.
Combine work and study
Improve your skills and get work experience. Some options allow you to earn while you learn. Spend time in a real workplace while working towards a qualification that employers need.
Continue your studies
You may need to improve your results before taking your next step. You could do a course that gives you time to explore your options or get a work-related qualification.
If you want to move on to a higher level of learning, you could study at a university, college, Institute of Technology (IoT) or a National College. There are opportunities to learn online as well as to study part- time.
Get straight into work
Earn a wage, try out a job and start networking. You could even get the skills to start your own business.
You may also want to take a gap year before continuing with your studies or getting into work.