POST 18

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POST 18
PROGRESSION
ROUTES
POST –18 PROGRESSION
ROUTES
HIGHER EDUCATION – UK
HIGHER EDUCATION – EUROPE
HIGHER EDUCATION – PART-TIME
EMPLOYMENT
TAKING A YEAR OUT – GAP YEAR
FURTHER EDUCATION / TRAINING
HIGHER EDUCATION:
Some facts….
 50% of all students in NI
are studying Part-Time;
 This is likely to increase
in the future given
changing circumstances
with Tuition Fees
 Change is coming –
Traditional 3 or 4 year
degrees will be reduced;
 There will be an increase
in Part-Time degrees to
be studied over 5/6years;
 Fees will be charged per
module selected;
 Courses are likely to be
delivered online.
HIGHER EDUCATION
cont..
 The book which lists ALL degree courses in the
UK – DEGREE COURSE OFFERS by Brian
Heap – is found in the Study Hall, Library &
Careers Room ( F12)
 The website for application to University:
www.ucas.com ( all advice found here)
 The website for application to the Republic Of
Ireland:
www.cao.ie
HIGHER EDUCATION
cont..
Financing Higher Education:
www.studentfinanceni.ac.uk
Local Universities:
www.ulster.ac.uk ( Ulster University)
www.qub.ac.uk ( Queens Belfast)
www.cafre.ac.uk ( College of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Enterprise)
Higher Education - Europe
Fees for Higher Education are much less in
Europe than in the UK;
Visit: www.allstarfuture.co.uk
This website provides up-to-date
information on the costs of studying a
degree in mainland Europe.
EMPLOYMENT:
 Some companies target non graduates for
management roles after they leave school;
 Example – Autoline Direct, Newry
• FPM Newry
• Alliance & Leicester Building
Society
• Local banks
• www.careersserviceni.com
• www.jobcentreonline.com
• www.loadzajobs.co.uk
• Check local websites for ‘Career
TAKING A GAP YEAR
 ACTIVITIES THAT COULD BE UNDERTAKEN IN A
YEAR OUT:
 Travel
 Voluntary Activities – Community Service;
Overseas e.g. Raleigh International; ( See Gap
YR Folder – F12)
 Studying
 Work Experience – becoming critically more
important to Admissions Tutors
GAP YEARS …..
 ADVANTAGES:
 Increased Self-
 DISADVANTAGES:
 If not well planned may
Confidence, maturity,
independence;
 Easier transition form
school to Uni;
 Increased motivation;
 Helps planning for the
future;
 Chance to earn money;
 Strengthens your CV
affect application to Uni;
 Mathematical &
Scientific disciplines –
loss of familiarity with
formulae
 May be side-tracked away
from original plans –
particularly when earning
good money.
Some useful Addresses:
 BUNAC
 16 Bowling Green Lane
 London
 EC1R 0QH
 Raleigh International
 Raleigh House
 27 Parsons Green Lane
London
 SW6 4HZ
FURTHER EDUCATION /
TRAINING
 This is Progression through the SRC
 Southern Regional College, Newry.
 Alternatively – DKIT, Dundalk
 You can pursue Higher National Diplomas,
Accountancy Certificates; Leadership Diplomas
etc..Check:
www.src.ac.uk
www.dkit.ie
ADV/DISADVs OF GOING
TO UNIVERSITY
Allows access
to Job Market
Higher Salaries Improved
Promotion
prospects
Chance to
study
something you
enjoy
Chance to meet Chance to have Financial Costs
new people
new
experiences
Will have debts No guarantee
to pay when
of employment
start working
May have to
leave home – a
reasonably
secure/settled
environment
Improved Job
Security
Delays
experience of
FT paid
employment
Finally..
Post-18 Options are entirely your
decision…
Please use the School Website
www.abbeycbs.co.uk – to keep up-to-date
with the termly Careers newsletter on the
Careers link online.
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