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College and 6th form

Having confidence in your course, subject choice and future career will motivate you to complete your course and do well.

Your future in Further Education or Sixth Form

How to choose the right subject or course

Get help with choosing subjects and courses. Find out the entry requirements, jobs of the future, career ideas, and your learning style.

Funding for college or 6th form

Funding options for 6th form and college, including Education Maintenance Allowance, Welsh Government Learning Grant and Financial Contingency Fund.

7 ways to make the most of college and sixth form

Learn how you can improve your CV, your applications and your employability during your time in college and sixth form.

Questions you may have after starting a new course

Get help and advice to navigate through the start of a new course, dealing with nerves and pressures, finances, and planning your time.

7 things I wish I’d done differently in college

Find out what a former student says she would have done differently so you can make the most of your time in college or 6th form.

Thinking of leaving a course? Three key questions to ask

Take a look at the most common reasons people have doubts about their course and get advice on what to do.

Supporting your child in college or sixth form

Our 5 top tips to supporting your child in college or sixth form.

Wales' post 16 education and training provision

If you are 16 and over and want to continue your learning and training, you can choose from a range of provision, including college, school, training providers and university. 

Contact Us

Get in touch for careers advice and support.

What about my future after college or sixth form?

Planning for your future now will help you to choose the right courses or subjects and to get the right experience.

Options at 18

Find out the career options you have after you leave school or college.

Going to university

How to apply, including UCAS deadlines, attending open days, student finance and clearing.


Apprenticeships are a great way to gain qualifications while you work and earn a wage. Find out more about apprenticeships, search vacancies and more.

Getting a Job

Help with CVs, application forms, personal statements, interviews, finding jobs, approaching employers and more.    

Discover your strengths and the jobs that match them

Career Match Quiz

Find out what jobs might suit you based on your skills, likes and dislikes.

Buzz Quiz

Take the quiz to find out your personality type and what jobs might suit you.

Identify your skills and strengths

Ways to discover your skills and strengths. Knowing your skills and strengths will increase your confidence, and help you get into a job.

Skills to Succeed Academy

This free, online, interactive training will help you build the skills and confidence you need to choose the right career, find a job and be successful in the workplace.

Try Skills to Succeed

Use the code from Careers Wales to get started.

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