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Moving On, Moving Up from college and sixth form

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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.

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:

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.

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.

Josh’s story

Josh’s careers adviser helped him to apply for an apprenticeship and kickstart his career in engineering.

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

Explore your career ideas

Useful links

University Ready - Has a collection of resources from all of Wales' universities to help you get started with higher education.

Wales' post 16 education and training provision - View a list of schools, colleges and training providers across Wales.

Skills to Succeed Academy - Online, interactive training to help build skills and confidence in choosing the right career path, find a job and be successful in the workplace. Find out more on the Skills to Succeed Academy page