Next Steps

Options After Year 11


Useful guidance from the U.K Department for Education

What qualification levels mean - Find the difficulty level of a qualification and compare qualifications across different countries.

Career skills and training - Find courses and training online with the National Careers Service and get advice on funding the costs of learning.

Check if a university or college is officially recognised - Recognised bodies, listed bodies, recognised universities, accredited higher learning institutions, bogus degrees.

Further education courses and funding - Find and apply for a further or adult education course and work out what financial help you can get.


National Careers Service - Contact the National Careers Service for advice about qualification levels if you’re in England.

For the rest of the UK, contact:

Skills Development Scotland

Careers Wales

Northern Ireland Direct

National Careers Service - Careers Advice

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