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Education, employment and training guides

Useful education, employment and training guides links that you might find useful.

Mencap Guide to Further Education

The point at which someone becomes a 'young person' is when they have completed the academic year in which they turn 16.

UCAS guide for disabled students

For disabled students, it's important to make sure you've applied for the right funding, and the right people know what you need.

Guide on disabled students allowances

Help if you're a student with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability.

Supporting autistic students in college or university

All colleges and universities have autistic students. The key to their success will be a good transition, where staff get to know students and how to meet their needs.

Supporting the achievement of deaf young people in further education, apprenticeships, higher education

This resource is for apprenticeship training providers.

Access to work guidance

If you're disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, you can talk to your employer about changes they must make in your workplace and / or  apply for Access to Work if you need extra help

Practical Funding Guide for young people seeking employment

This funding guidance covers young people who are between 16-year-olds and their 25th birthday

Ambitious About Autism

Guidance about finding employment

With the right support, planning and opportunities from parents and employers, many people with autism have the ability to work.


Being self-employed can give you control over the kind of work that you do. Depending on what this is, it can also mean being able to work in a more flexible way.

Education, training and employment

Routes into work 

Information about options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them move into paid employment.

Supported Internships

Project SEARCH first started in 2009 in a partnership between Fosseway School and the Royal United Hospital (RUH)

Apprenticeships Plymouth 

An apprenticeship is a real job, with real training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification. See also the 'Into Apprenticeships guide

Career Pilot

Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors. Career tools to help you decide.

Next Steps SW

All you need to know about higher education

Career tools

Spartan test

A free image-based quiz designed as a quick way for students to start researching higher education & future careers

The Buzz Test

In under 5 minutes discover your strengths & how these may link to job opportunities


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This page was last updated on 23 December 2019

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