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Links to useful education, employment, and training guides that you might find useful if you're a young adult with SEND.

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 that 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 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

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

Apprenticeships Plymouth 
An apprenticeship is a real job with real training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Career Pilot
Your choices at 14, 16, and 18 are 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 and future careers.

The Buzz Test
In under 5 minutes, discover your strengths and how these may link to job opportunities.



Plymouth's Local Offer is organised into four main categories covering the following age ranges:

 Plymouth Local Offer homepage



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