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Post-16: transitioning to higher education

Working in partnership with universities, colleges and other stakeholders in Wales, we are making a range of resources available to support transition to higher education. These include online lectures, master classes and tutorials. They also include information about university life.

The resources, which have been developed by a range of Welsh universities and colleges, are being made available in one easy to use hub via University Ready: OpenLearn - Open University. Why not start with the subject you are planning to study in September or use this time to learn about new and interesting topics. You decide.

Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to both kick-start careers and further established ones. Apprenticeships in Wales are available to anyone over the age of 16 and offer the opportunity to earn and learn at the same time, gaining a nationally recognised qualification. It doesn’t matter whether you leave school with a few qualifications, have picked up a load of GCSEs, finished college or have already graduated with a degree, there is an apprenticeship to suit every individual.

All apprenticeships make sure you're job ready for the role you have trained for. They are available in a range of sectors including Business and Management, Digital Technology and Engineering at four levels: Foundation; Apprenticeship; Higher Apprenticeship and Degree.

To find out about apprenticeships and access a range of informational resources visit apprenticeships Wales.

We understand that parents and carers will have questions about their young person’s next stage of education. The following links provide useful information about a range of topics.

Examination and assessment guidance 2020 to 2021

Qualifications Wales

Financial support for students

Student Finance Wales

Further education: coronavirus

Higher education and student support: coronavirus

Careers Wales