A virtual Sussex-wide event showcasing routes for Year 11 students when they leave school.

A virtual post 16 fair for young people and their families in Sussex

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are delighted to tell you about What Next Sussex?, a large virtual post 16 event happening on Wednesday 4th November.

This event is vital for any young person deciding on what to do after year 11.

There are two sessions in the day:

1.30 - 3pm aimed at students

6 - 7.30pm aimed at parents and carers (and students)

Both sessions will include:

1.5 hours of filmed footage with information, advice and guidance to support the decision making process

the opportunity to chat with post 16 providers across Sussex i.e further education colleges, 6th forms, employers and apprenticeship providers

other on demand video content from post 16 providers, apprenticeship providers and employers across Sussex

You can find out more about the different providers now by visiting our What Next Sussex directory at Here you'll also find a video further explaining the event and the link to register for the live event.


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T levels T Levels are a new type of course starting in September 2020.  These are courses developed in collaboration with employers.  They are equivalent to 3 A-levels and take 2 years to complete.  Students learn both in the classroom and via a workplace placement.  The range of subjects offered will increase each year.  
Bsms Does you child aspire to be a medical doctor?  This programme takes place on Saturdays and school holidays, and is for students in Years 8-11.  They will take part in fun, interactive sessions with medical students and lecturers, find out what it's like to be a medical student and what it takes to become a doctor.  Application deadline: 5th July
Skills builder logo Everyone needs 8 essential skills to succeed.  These activities are designed to be carried out at home whilst children can't attend school.  
Successatschool Parents and Carers free downloadable guide to helping your child prepare for their future career.  Sign up to the mailing list via this link.
Apprentice pack Parents' Information Pack: Apprenticeships
Careermag Careers magazine for parents to help support their children to make well-informed choices.
Youth employment uk

CAREERS ADVICE FOR PARENTS:  A fantastic site providing guidance on job, qualifications and support as your child takes their next steps.

Parents guide An online community that provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children create successful futures.
Advice for Parents Advice on University, Apprenticeships, Revision and Health
Sun Parent resources to help your child make choices for their next steps.
Wow show logo The WOW show is a live online channel creating real-life encounters with the world of work to inspire young people about their futures.

Get Career Confident provides our students with access to a range of resources to support them to make decisions about their next steps and futures through a dedicated website and via Instagram. Get Career Confident is running in Sussex and the guidance provided is bespoke to the region, making it really useful for our pupils. The programme also ensures that all learners receive a 1:1 personal guidance session in their final years.  Parents/Carers should check out Facebook at Get-Career-Confident.  There are two planned Parent Webinars taking place in May half term - access via the website.

Support for Parents and Students outside school.  Click here to read the letter.

Click here to read the April 2020 Newsletter for Parents with up-to-date information.

Informative webinar for Y10 parents

Informative webinar for Y11 parents

Target careers logo Information for parents about the options available to young people.
Getmyfirstjob logo Explore these pages to find out more about options and what you think would suit you: Traineeship, Apprenticeship, University or Gap Year.

Barclays have signposted life skills activities specifically for parents.


PARENT ADVISER  A comprehensive support site for students thinking about University.


Following a similar format to the students’ site but specifically designed to support parents through the conversations about the future.

Chichester College run a Young Hair & Beauty club for creative young people. Chi college hair beauty club
Open learn Succeed in The Workplace - a free online course from the Open University - will help you explore opportunities in the workplace, develop your CV, job application and interview skills.  Approx 24 hours of study, over 8+ weeks.