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Teachers advice: 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.
Our 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. Here is the UCAS free careers planner template.
- 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.
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?