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Post 18 opportunities for Lady Manners School Sixth Form students are many and varied. Our students move on to higher education, apprenticeships, sponsorships, internships, employment and gap years.

Students and parents can use the information on this page to research post 18 opportunities. In addition, there are further resources available to students on Myvle (the school's virtual learning environment; school username and password required).

Universities

UCAS The UCAS website is the prime site for researching higher education courses at universities and colleges. There are other information sections on student finance, higher and degree apprenticeships and taking a year out.
Hot Courses University, college and part time courses.
Good Universities Guide A multi-media directory of all the universities and higher education colleges across the UK, currently available free of charge.
Unistats Comparison of different courses and universities.
Guardian University Guide University league tables.
Which? University Comprehensive search and comparison website for university study.
Experiencing university life and admissions
Opendays.com Details of university open days.
Admissions Tests Sitting an admissions test is required for entry to some university courses areas. Find out more on this website
Summer Schools Get a taste of University life by attending a Summer school. Useful links are: UNIQ and the Sutton Trust.
Money and sponsorships
Student Finance Financial support for higher education.
NHS Students Services Financial help for certain health care and social work students.
The Scholarship Hub Information on scholarships.

Studying Overseas

Study Overseas Advice for students worldwide who are considering study abroad.
Prospects A website mainly geared at postgraduate study but includes individual country profiles and information on working/studying abroad.
Fulbright Commission Information on studying in the US.
Study in Europe Information on studying in Europe, including a search facility for courses.

Employment and Apprenticeships

Find an Apprenticeship Apply for apprenticeships at all levels on this national government website.
DCC Apprenticeships Useful information about apprenticeships in Derbyshire.
Not going to Uni Job and apprenticeship vacancies.
Which? Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Guide This website is a useful starting point got researching companies that offer apprenticeships.
Find a Job Apply for jobs on this national government website.

Self-employment

Prince's Trust Support for starting a business.
Shell LiveWIRE Information on 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.

Gap Year

Gap Year Year out opportunities.
Year out Year out providers and opportunities.
Camp America Opportunities for work in holiday camps in the USA.
BUNAC Working holidays overseas.
Year in Industry Opportunities for STEM paid work placements arranged by the Engineering Development Trust.

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 Support (via the local multi-agency team)
Bakewell/Matlock 01629 538678
Hope Valley/Chapel-en-le-Frith: 01629 533843
Buxton 01629 533502
Chesterfield/Sheffield 01629 533627
Other Sources
Mr Pacey, Lady Manners School 01629 812671 ext 212 Support available during term time at the careers department in school
National Careers Service 0800 100900 Careers help and advice – on line and by telephone