After Year 11, you have a lot more choice about what you want to do.

Whichever route you choose, it pays to keep learning. More and more employers are looking for people with higher level skills and qualifications. As a result, if you wish to have a job it now has to have training attached to it due to Raising the Participation Age (RPA) (click here for more info).

Although qualifications cannot guarantee you a job, people with the right skills and qualifications have a better chance of finding a job with good prospects and more money. They may also have more job security.

There are many things to think about before making this choice so click on the ‘signpost’ picture below to read a handout on what to think about. If you are unsure of your future career plans you could use Live Chat to have an online conversation with an Adviser.