When you finish your GCSEs you have lots of options. If you’ve had enough of education then we have plenty of information on professional jobs for school leavers. If you want to carry on at school or go to college to do AS/A Levels or another qualification, then we have information on choosing AS/A Level subjects or a course that’s right for you, to help set you on a path into the professions.

Our Post 16 section will help you understand your options. Going on to do AS and A levels? Take a look at the information we have provided. Want to go to university? Check out the University information.

If further education is not for you then check out our Post 16 pages for information, advice and guidance for school leavers on how to get a career in the professions without going through college or university. There you will find information on apprenticeships and work.

If you want to enter the world of work then have a look at our Profession Finder, to see which area of the professions you might like as a career, as well as our Job Search section to find out what’s currently out there.

What other ways can you continue to learn or train? Apprenticeships are a good way to earn while you learn and gain nationally recognised qualifications. For other learning and training options see our Further Education section.

Not sure what career you want? Check out the Career Sectors and Career Videos for some inspiration.

Not ready to make a decision but still want to gain valuable experience? See the volunteering/gap year information.