Project Description

Transition from 6th form/college to higher education/the workplace

It can be a very overwhelming and confusing time in the journey beyond 6th form or college, for some of us it is easy as we know what we want to do, what grade we need to get and where we need to go but for some of us it can be very scary, not knowing what to do next. Applying to Higher Education, taking a gap year, looking for an apprenticeship or further training or getting a job all take preparation so its important to take your time and explore all your options before making any decisions.

Any change in life can feel like a bridging process between what you have known before and the unknown after the change occurs. Take a look at the image below, how do you feel in the season of transition that you are personally in?

Remember you are not alone – please ask for support and talk through your options, your worries and your choices.

For further help and advice look at some of the links below

General careers advice

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-careers

Higher Education

https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/universities-higher-education

https://www.ucas.com/

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice

Apprenticeships, work and training

https://workwiltshire.co.uk/young/

https://www.ucas.com/understanding-apprenticeships

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices

Post 18 Mental Health Services/Help…

It feels important to acknowledge that another transition stage is from Children and Adolescent Services and into Adult Mental Health Services. Once you are 18 years old you are considered an adult and therefore there are specific ‘adult services for you’. But some 18 – 24 year olds may not feel ready to transition into Adult Services.

Although moving into adulthood brings with it lots of exciting changes, it can also feel like a bit of a limbo stage if you are in your late teens/early twenties.

There are a few organisation in Wiltshire that bridge the gap between Childhood & Adulthood services.

Please see below:

https://youngmelksham.org.uk/ – Free Service for Young People up to the age of 25

https://workwiltshire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Wiltshire-Mental-Health-Inclusion-Service-Leaflet-June-2021.pdf

Rethink (above) is for Young People up to age of 21

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/ Supports those up to Age 25

https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-improvement-coaches

Other information: https://workwiltshire.co.uk/young/mentalhealth/