A Level and GCSE Results Days
The 2017 Results Day flyer (pdf format, 200Kb) is for all young people getting their results this summer. It highlights places to go for information and advice about post-16 options and seeking employment.
Oxcentric - IAG website for young people in Oxfordshire
This website has a wealth of information for young people in Oxfordshire. In particular relation to education and careers there is:
- An opportunities search - showing a variety of opportunities in training and employment for young people in Oxfordshire
- Training providers - information on alternative training providers and a directory
- Webchat for young people to use
To sign up to a weekly email bulletin of 400+ opportunities suitable for young people aged 16-19 (25 with learning difficulties and disabilities) please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprenticeships & Traineeships
Everything you need to know can be found on the following national and local websites:
- National Apprenticeship Service - resources for schools on apprenticeships and traineeships found here
- Oxfordshire Apprenticeships - a site for schools, parents, employers to find out how to get involved
Personal development opportunities for young people
- National Citizens Service - a programme for 16-17 year olds during the holidays including social action projects and residential trips - register an interest on OXME
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
From September 2013 FE Colleges can offer full-time courses to 14 year olds which include GCSEs alongside vocational qualifications. There are also new study centres opening to support vocational education called Studio Schools and University Technical Colleges (UTCs). These are places where young people can go to take a more vocational route in specialist subjects from 14 years old.