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Moving On, Moving Up

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In school or college and thinking about your next steps? Let's explore your options.

We have expert advisers who can help you with your next steps in your career journey.

Options at 16

Access information about your career options after your GCSE's. 

Options at 18

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

Courses and Training

Your guide to choosing subjects, courses, training and funding your studies.

Funding your studies

Explore the funding available in Wales for courses and training.

Find out about qualifications

Understand qualification levels and why they matter. Learn about qualifications, including NVQs, GCSEs, BTECs, A levels, degrees and HNDs.


Get information, resources, and tips to help your child make career decisions and find out about the support we offer as your child goes from education to employment.

Take a look at Find out about your options on My Future for easy to read information.

Making the right decision

Its important to get all the information and support available to make a decision that's right for you. Take a look at:

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.

How to make good career decisions

The decision you make now can affect your future career path. Make a choice that will help you achieve your career goals.

Skills and strengths

Discover your skills and strengths and match them to the skills and strengths employers want. Find ways to improve your skills and more.

Real life stories

Alex's story

17-year-old Alex overcame anxiety to continue with his career plans.

Samiha's story

Advice helped Samiha on her career journey.

Tobi's story

Advice helped Tobi move on and up with his future career plans.

Will’s story

19-year-old Will from Cardiff shares his story of how his loss of hearing hasn’t stopped him from following his ambition to pursue a career in medicine.

If you are still unsure and would like to talk to us, contact us for more help and support.

Explore your career ideas

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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

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