Advice, guidance and support
nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk Young people aged 13 to 19 can get careers advice over the phone, via email, forums, webchat and even text.
connexions-gmerseyside.co.uk Local independent advice, guidance and support for young people aged 13 to 19
ypas.org.uk Young Persons Advisory Service – local advice and support for young people aged 10 to 25
brook.org.uk free confidential sexual health advice for people aged under 25
localsolutions.org.uk/projects/Homelessness support for homeless teenagers
autisminitiatives.org support on Autism Spectrum Disorder, transition from School to employment with training
dyslexia-help.org Dyslexia Foundation is a charity which offers specialist support to people with Dyslexia.
gov.uk/browse/working Government information on employment rights
acas.org.uk Independent advice and resolution services to improve relations in the workplace
hse.gov.uk Health and Safety Executive – protecting people’s health and safety at work
Equality and diversity
equalityhumanrights.com Equality and Human Rights Commission
gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans You can apply for a loan to help with the costs of a college or training course if you’re 24 or older.
apprenticeships.org.uk National Apprenticeships Service website
heacademy.ac.uk Everything you need to know about progressing to higher education courses or going to university
skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk The Skills Funding Agency deliver £4.1 billion of skills training through contracts with over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations and employers.
bbc.co.uk/skillswise Improve your maths and English skills on this BBC site
Skillscfa.org Skills CFA – national standards body for vocational education in business and administration
habia.org.uk National standards body for hair and beauty training
cityandguilds.com Awarding organisation for hairdressing and barbering
ediplc.com Awarding organisation for childcare, business and administration and functional skills
vtct.org.uk VTCT is the awarding organisation for hairdressing and barbering
ncfe.org.uk Awarding organisation for Childcare, Business and Administration, Customer service and Functional Skills
merseytravel.gov.uk Public travel information for Merseyside