Stuck for what to do in the future?

Don’t know where to turn?

It’s never been easier to seek information about how to achieve your goals and ambitions!

Your school and college have a duty to provide you with help and support to make sure you are on the right track.

There are many ways in which schools meet this responsibility such as:

  • Providing a Careers Education program in school.
  • Having someone in school or contracting in a careers adviser to undertake interviews.
  • Organising careers events and speakers.
  • Building links with employers, colleges and universities.

To support this and to answer some of the questions you might have, we have produced the information on this site.

There are a number of ways to get you where you want to be in life.

To find out more about each option please click on the links below.

We have also produced a brochure which aims to help young people and their parents understand the opportunities and pathways available at 13+ and 16+ in County Durham which you can find at the bottom of this page.

Or click on one of the topics below to find out more. 



Work experience

Further Education

Higher Education



Work-based learning

Further advice and support

Choices at 13+

This ‘Planning Your Future Guide’ is for students in mainstream education and will provide you with brief information on the qualifications & learning routes available for young people at two key transition points.

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