Aged 16-24 and need support?

Unsure about what you want to do after school, or need a bit of extra support to enter the workplace? We’ve got plenty of fantastic resources for 16–24 year olds, from advice on apprenticeships and college, to information on applying to university and employment information.

National support


Financial support for post-16 education

Looking to go to college but need some additional support? The UCAS website has lots of helpful advice on funding, no matter what you want to study. 

Visit the UCAS website

National Careers Service

Post–16 support

Whether you want to head into full-time education or start an apprenticeship and earn while you learn, find out more about the options available to you.

Visit the National Careers Service website

National Careers Service

Post–18 support

Continue your education, start an apprenticeship, get straight into the workplace or even start your own business – find out what’s right for you and what support is available.

Visit the National Careers Service website

Apply for an apprenticeship

View a range of apprenticeships in all kinds of different industries and apply online via the UK Government website.

Visit the website

Youth Employment UK

Build your skills with free professional training

Youth Employment UK is an independent, not for profit social enterprise founded in 2012 to tackle youth unemployment. Discover free training, career guides and advice on youth-friendly employers. 

Visit the Youth Employment website

Grid for Good

Bringing young people opportunities in the energy sector 

Grid for Good, a National Grid project, helps young people aged 16-24 from disadvantaged backgrounds who are looking for a way into employment by highlighting and providing opportunities in the energy sector. 

Visit the Grid for Good website

Local support

Young Gloucestershire

Support for young people facing complex challenges

Young Gloucestershire (YG) supports young people facing complex challenges in their lives and provides skills, training, and opportunities to help them find employment or to return to education.

Visit the YG website

Future Me

Young people supporting young people

Future Me Gloucestershire is for young people, about young people and by young people. The service aims to help those with additional needs or disabilities prepare for adulthood.  

Visit the Future Me website

Learning and training

Cirencester College

Specialist sixth form provider

Cirencester College is a specialist sixth form college, offering A-levels, BTECs, T-levels and more to 16–18-year-olds.


Visit the Cirencester College website


Grow your potential

GROWS is a partnership of the six universities and colleges in Gloucestershire. They develop resources and deliver events that help young people aged 11-18 make informed decisions about their future.


Visit the GROWS website

Gloucestershire College

Vocational courses in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cinderford

Gloucestershire College offers vocational-based training, including BTECs, T-levels and apprenticeships, in a wide range of subjects.


Visit the Gloucestershire College website

Hartpury College and University

Agricultural and animal care courses

Hartpury offers college and university-level qualifications in specialist areas of agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing.

Visit the Hartpury website

Royal Agricultural University

Specialist agricultural degrees

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector for 175 years.

Visit the RAU website

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Academic and vocational learning

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) has four main campuses – Stroud, Filton, WISE and Berkeley Green – and offers a wide range of full-time courses, from A-levels to BTECs and apprenticeships.

Visit the SGS website

University of Gloucestershire

Post-18 learning

The University of Gloucestershire offers a wide range of degrees, courses and apprenticeships at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Visit the University of Gloucestershire website

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