IAG & Post-16
Here are some useful websites that can be accessed if you need specific information about post-16 options/pathways and the support that is available to care leavers.
Halton Local Offer for Care Leavers
There are detailed information about services available that can support care leavers and those preparing to leave care. Things that are covered include:
- Education and Training
- Participation in Society
- Health & Wellbeing
Visit the website: https://localoffer.haltonchildrenstrust.co.uk/care-leavers-local-offer/
National Careers Service
Plenty of careers information, advice and guidance available to help you with decisions on your future pathways.
Explore what kind of jobs are available through their careers database which outlines the skills and qualifications required for each role as well as general overview of what the job involves, the typical working hours and average salary.
See where your skills fit by taking their skills assessment.
Visit the website: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
Another website that can help with searching for the correct pathway for you whether it's looking for basic careers advice (CVs, interview tips etc.), information about jobs and work experience (apprenticeships, job profiles etc.) or considering university (search for courses, finances etc.).
Visit the website: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/
Complete University Guide
Search through their database to explore courses available at universities in the UK including information on modules, tuition fees, entry requirements and information about the university. They also have an advice section with guides on financial support, UCAS application, writing personal statements and student life.
Visit the website: https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/
Resources and activities available to students to learn more about college, university, apprenticeships, careers and employability skills, curriculum resources, wellbeing and study skills tips.
Visit the resource library: https://higherhorizons.co.uk/
Search on the gov.uk site to see the apprenticeships that are available: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Coram Voice is an advocacy service that can help you understand your rights as a child in care or care leaver and help you get your voice heard if needed.
Visit the website: https://coramvoice.org.uk/
Student Finance 2021-22
University Student Loan Application Process 2022 For the attention of; Managers, Personal Advisors & Carers. "Charmaine Valente, from The Students Loans Company, will again be presenting a guide to young people, and those who support them, on how to complete the university funding application forms for 2022."