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Most students go on to Higher Education after their studies at Lady Manners School Sixth Form. A full programme of activities is put in place in the Sixth Form to support their applications. Increasingly, students look for alternatives to full time education and consider apprenticeships, sponsorships, internships, gap years and a 'year in industry'.

Mr Pacey is the school's Head of Careers and Employability and is available to provide support in these areas.

The links below give further information on these options. In addition, there are further resources available to students on Myvle (the school's virtual learning environment; school username and password required). 

Universities

UCAS Details of all UK based university courses.
Open days University and college open day directory.
Good Universities Guide A multi-media directory of all the universities and higher education colleges across the UK, currently available free of charge.
Summer Schools Get a taste of University life by attending a Summer school. Useful links are: UNIQ and the Sutton Trust.
Study Days and Masterclasses Experience your chosen subject at an Oxford University Study Day or Cambridge University Masterclass.
How to get into Oxbridge This website contains lots of useful information about application to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Further information Access to further information on Myvle (the school's virtual learning environment; school username and password required).
Financial support Information on support available to young people to help them participate in education and training.

Jobs and training including information for school leavers

Information on careers
Careersbox Watch videos of people in different professions and find out about latest careers developments and apprenticeships.
icould Website full of ideas and videos on a wide range of careers.
All About Careers Use this website for information on careers, work experience, apprenticeships and internships.
Pods4jobs

Podcasts on a range of jobs and professions: "real people, real jobs, real career information".

Open Doors Website and online magazine giving guidance on all aspects of careers.
Look for jobs
Routes Ahead Explore post 16 options for full time education, apprenticeship and foundation learning programmes in Derbyshire and surrounding counties. Look under 'Events' on Routes Ahead to find details of regional college open evenings.
Apprenticeships What are apprenticeships? Find out, register and apply on line.  Click here for tips on how to apply for an apprenticeship on line.
Current apprenticeship vacancies Details of current apprenticeship vacancies in the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales and surrounding areas are available on Myvle. School username and password required.
Plotr Input your postcode on this website to identify apprenticeship vacancies near you. You can then apply via the National Apprenticeship website.
DCC Apprenticeships Useful information about apprenticeships in Derbyshire.
Apprenticeships at DCC Information on apprenticeship opportunities with Derbyshire County Council.
Sheffield Futures Jobs and training for young people in the Sheffield area.
Connexions Derbyshire Job Search Jobs database for older leavers in and around Derbyshire.
Universal Jobmatch Search for jobs countrywide.
Not going to university Apply on line for jobs for school leavers.
Further information Access to further information on Myvle (the school's virtual learning environment; school username and password required).  Contains details of local apprenticeship vacancies of which we are made aware.
Self employment
Shell LiveWIRE UK's biggest online community for young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) who are starting or running their own business.
Prince's Trust Information on support available for self-employment.
Volunteering
vinspired Connecting 16-25 year olds with volunteering opportunities.
Do-it Search through over a million opportunities to volunteer and apply online.

Other non Higher Education options

Qualifications Explained Connexions Derbyshire give information on the different qualifications available after Sixth Form, college and training.  You might also find this Directgov site useful.
Gap Year Gap year advice produced for backpackers, by backpackers.
Internships Information about internships and who's offering them.
Not going to university Alternatives to university.
Year in industry Details of placements for students in their gap year.
Year out Information and assistance for people planning a gap year.

Help and Advice

If you need help, advice or guidance on your future education or career options; or help in finding an apprenticeship, the links below may be useful.

Local Authority Careers Service (also known as Connexions)
Buxton Careers (Connexions) 01298 533370 Can be contacted for advice both during term time and during the school holidays
Chesterfield Connexions Centre 01246 201581 Can be contacted for advice both during term time and during the school holidays
Matlock Connexions Centre 01629 531075 Can be contacted for advice both during term time and during the school holidays
Other Sources
National Careers Service 0800 100900 Careers help and advice – on line and by telephone
Mr Pacey, Lady Manners School 01629 812671 ext 212 Support available during term time at the careers department in school