What are my post-18 options?


Choosing a pathway

Choosing a pathway, choosing a course, choosing a university or college...

We've provided some helpful resources to help you sort through your post-18 options. 

And here's further information on each of the routes to higher education:


UCAS' thinking about university shows different options to help you decide. UCAS also have a range of videos to explain the application processUCAS operate the application process for British universities. Their website divides the university application process into three stages - discover, apply and track

Open University provides distance learning options.

Which? University and The Complete University Guide help guide you through what to study, where to go and how to get there.

Push provides independent advice on universities

A university's reputation can change subject to subject - check out The Times Higher Education guide for its university rankings and the National Student Survey to see what current students think.

Work-based - higher and Degree Apprenticeships 

The government's student-friendly site Get in go far gives the low down on apprenticeships, include higher and degree apprenticeships.

Which? Guide to higher and degree level apprenticeships

All about apprenticeships provides information about opportunities by location, industry and apprenticeship level

UCAS - gives a a complete guide to apprenticeships

The Scholarship Hub gives an overview of degree-apprenticeships and how to apply