Teachers (Pre-16)

Careers Planner Guide for 16-18 Year Olds

Now's the time for students to map their future – and as a teacher you will be aware that students will lean on you as a guide to help make informed decisions about the next steps on their journey.

The downloadable careers planner for 16-18s is the ideal tool to use. It's full of practical ideas and inspiring activities for you to work through together. Click here to access UCAS' free template 

Student essentials:

  • A term-by-term breakdown for each age group, highlighting key issues and questions to consider at each stage.
  • Important dates in a quick at-a-glance chart – from key UCAS application dates to results days and Clearing.
  • Designed to use as a wall poster, enabling students to keep a visual track of what they need to think about.

Teacher toolkit:

The teacher resources are clearly split into sections to help develop students' future plans, skills and to consider money matters. You'll find 18 activities to explore with your students and a wealth of resources to use as inspiration. Here are a few examples of what's included:

  • How will you decide which uni? Read through our article about making first and insurance choices and encourage students to think about how they will make their own decisions.
  • How can you live on a student budget? Ask students to come up with ideas for how to make their student loan go further. Use our resources to give extra suggestions.
  • What is it like to be a student? Ask students to make a list of things they are excited about, nervous about or unsure about. Then use our links to encourage some independent research: How can they best prepare themselves?

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

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