Below you will find a variety of information, advice and guidance to help you plan the next step in your learning and career.
If you are wondering what career is right for you, completing the Prospects free career planner is a great place to start. The career planner will ask you a series of questions to help match your skills and interests to various careers which could be perfect for you.
Once you know the career you would like to work in you can research various job profiles on the National Careers Service website. When you know which job, or even which general career area you’d like to work in, a good starting point might be to explore the job profiles on the National Careers Service website.
Each job profile will give you information about the salary, working hours, daily tasks, career progression, training, skills and qualifications required.
After you have researched various job roles it might be useful to find out more specific information from your local careers service or contact local training providers and Colleges to find register for open days, or relevant courses/qualifications.
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have their own careers advice services and you can find contact details (including how to get in touch via webchat in some cases!) using the links below:
You can use our Find and NOCN Centre Search to find specific NOCN courses/qualification providers near you.
Alternatively, you can visit https://www.gov.uk/career-skills-and-training to find courses/qualifications nationally.