Information for Parents & Learners

Are you aged 13-19? Or the parent of someone aged 13-19? Thinking about the different options after school or college?

One of the options after finishing post 16 studies is to go on to higher education. The most common higher education providers are universities, higher level study can also be completed at at some local colleges or through a higher or degree apprenticeship.

The decisions made at school or college can have an impact on the choices made later, so it’s never to early to start thinking about the future.

At HeppSY we work to help students to make an informed decision about higher education, our team offer impartial information and advice.

Below you can find lots of useful websites, full of information that can help you on your higher education journey.

HeppSY Advice Line

Our Higher Education Progression Advisers are here to offer expert careers advice and guidance if you (or someone you know) needs it. Call us if you need impartial advice on your options after school, sixth form or college, or if you need help deciding which higher education route is right for you.

Download

Discover Uni

Discover Uni has official information to help you: decide if uni is right for you, choose what and where to study and find and compare courses.

Visit site

Apprenticeships

Find out about apprenticeships and the different options available to you.

Visit site

Hepp

Our sister organisation Hepp has lots of useful information resources to help you make an informed choice about higher education.

Visit site

Money Saving Expert

The Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, details lots of useful information and advice to help you with managing your money as a student.

Visit site

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. They can offer advice on the different stages of a job hunting, including CV writing and interview techniques.

Visit site

Prospects

Prospects help to guide students and graduates to a bright future with information, advice and opportunities.

Visit site

Student Finance

As a student you may need to borrow money to pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Student finance or a student loan can be used to help cover these.

Visit site

The Student Room

The Student Room is a community of students sharing information and advice from their own experiences.

Visit site

UCAS

UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It’s the centralised service used to apply for higher education in the UK, you can also use it to search for courses.

Visit site

icould.com

icould.com is a website which is open to everyone which uses the power of personal stories to inform and inspire young people’s career choices.

Visit site

The Uni Guide

Offers information on what to study, where to go and how to get you there.

Visit site

Free one to one careers guidance appointment with a HeppSY careers adviser

Do you need help to work out what you want to do next, how to achieve your career goals or work out your career goal? If you study at a HeppSY school, sixth form or college and are in year 10 to 13 (or level 3 year 2), you can book a free 30 minute telephone appointment with one of our level 7 qualified careers advisers.

We’re impartial and focus on what is right for you. Our expertise is in progressing to higher education (university level study), but we won’t push a particular route with you. We are happy to speak to parents and carers of students who meet the criteria above. Please fill in this form with your details and we’ll get back to you.