Next steps – Training & Qualifications Guide

For young people, careers professionals, teachers, and parents/carers

A guide to support choosing your best next steps into the world of work.

For many young people, thinking about the next steps can be a daunting task. This guide will help to provide clear information on the pathways and routes to get to where they want to be. As well as supporting young people to understand the full range of qualifications and training available to them, this guide can also be used by careers professionals and teachers in schools to comply with the Provider Access Legislation that came into force January 2023 and to support delivery of impartial careers guidance to their students. We also hope the guide will be a useful resource for parents and carers to support their young people with decisions around their best next steps.