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Just finished school? Thinking of going back to college? Want to apply for university?

Have a look through these resources to see if this option is right for you, explore what courses you could apply for, and find some tips and tricks on your next steps into education.

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Improve your English, maths and IT skills

If you’re over 16 and you’ve left school, you’ll find information here about getting English or maths GCSEs, ICT courses, and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses.

UCAS Further Education

If you want to keep learning or get back into education and you’re not sure where to start, UCAS has a ton of information about all your options after GCSEs or Nationals, including advice on how to decide on the next step for you.

UCAS Undergraduate

Are you thinking about studying a course at university, college or a conservatoire? Head to UCAS to search for different courses and to learn about the application process, student life, student accommodation and student finance.

Free Courses with OpenLearn from The Open University

The free OpenLearn courses can increase your confidence and develop the skills needed you need to enter Higher Education. You can work at your own pace, and there are around 1000 courses to choose from! Subjects include: Nature & Environment, Languages, Sports & Psychology, Science, Maths & Technology, History, and the Arts.  

Discover Uni

Discover Uni lets you compare university courses by subject and location, as well as giving guidance on choosing your course, applying, and going to university. It includes students’ views taken from national surveys, employability and earnings, and data collected from universities and colleges.


Uni4Me has articles, guides, and activities on everything to do with higher education, coming straight from universities and experts so you can explore what you find interesting and get the help you need.

Student Advice, Youth Employment UK

Head to this Student Advice page for help with revision, exams and education options. There’s advice for anyone in school, college or university, and tips for graduates too!

Stand Alone Students

Stand Alone has information and resources for estranged students to help you with your application to higher education or if you are already studying at university. There’s also a list of contacts at universities and colleges who you can reach out to for support.  

Student Minds

Uni can be a difficult place for LGBTQ+ young people, so Student Minds have created this resource for students on finding specified support for the challenges you’re facing and tips on coming out, addressing discrimination, and supporting LGBTQ+ friends.

Go to the Student Minds Blog site and click on the LGBTQ label to read testimonies that other LGBTQ+ students have shared about their experiences dealing with mental health challenges in university.

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