Practitioners & Professionals

General Information

Help support young people with their future options

This area of the site aims to act as a resource to help you to support young people with their future options. It also provides useful references to help you with your career/research.
The parents/carers section of this site may also be of interest to you.

UCAS Progress

For local information about courses and work based learning check the above online prospectus.

Buttle Trust

Conducts research into the experience of care leavers in higher education. The work of the organisation includes   Buttle UK’s Quality Mark  which recognises those higher education institutions who are working to better support care leaver students across the UK. Also has a small grants programme.

Contact a Family

UK wide charity providing advice, information and support to families of disabled children.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills


NB: there is a specific area of the site which deals with young people.

Institute of Careers Guidance

Mentoring and Befriending Foundation

National Careers Service

The web site for the above is available now and has a Facebook,Twitter link and over 750 job profiles. The National Careers Service supports adults and young people (aged 13 and over) across England with the information and guidance they need to make informed decisions on careers,skills and training.The service also has a free helpline on 0800 100 900.Note:although charges from a landline are free there may be a charge from a mobile phone.However,you may go on to the web site and ask for a free call back to your phone.

Face-to-face provision for adults is available in the community across England.

National Council for Work Experience

NATSPEC (National Association of Specialist Colleges)

National Guidance Research Forum

National Youth Agency


Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics produces independent information to improve our understanding of the UK's economy and society.The site includes some useful labour market information.


For general information about qualifications and pathways in learning see the Directgov site. For local information about courses and work based learning check the online prospectus UCAS Progress 

You could also take a look at Links to the approved list of vocational qualifications that count in the school 14 -16 performance tables

Raising Participation Age-Learning for Success

The above leaflet gives a general overview of what Raising Participation Age means to young people.

Rotherham Grid for Learning Portal

Includes resources about careers education and guidance - click on the button named Careers Education Guidance to check them out.

Rotherham Investment and Development Office

Includes Labour Market Information.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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