Find Your Right Career Path

Choosing your next step after leaving school or college can be a really daunting task, so don't worry if you're not sure what to do next. 

You're probably hearing a lot of buzzwords right now such as, 'what goals should I be setting?' and 'how much money you can earn' doing X or Y, right? 

Well don't be alarmed. Absolutely everyone who has gone on to achieve something had to start somewhere and this can be your opportunity to do the same. 

At What Next? our sponsored partners will get you ready for work, armed with a range of skills that will make a significant difference in shaping your future. 

So, whether you're hands-on and a born creative or you're a methodical thinker, we have links with some of the most respected and proven Colleges and Apprenticeships Schemes in the West Midlands.

With campuses in Lichfield, Tamworth, Rodbaston & Cannock, South Staffordshire College provides courses to suit every learning style and help develop essential employability and interpersonal skills. SSC offer's full-time and part-time courses, apprenticeships and university level courses all designed to enhance the skills you need and give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Amethyst Sixth Form

Amethyst 6th Form

 Amethyst 6th offers a fully collaborative and inspiring sixth form experience for individuals from across the city and county-wide. 

Colton Hills Sixth Form

Colton Hills Sixth Form

COLTON Hills Community School is a vibrant, inclusive community school offering young people the opportunity of the best education – with a High Performance edge. 

Bewdley Sixth Form

Bewdley Sixth Form

Bewdley Sixth Form has over 28 Advanced Level courses and host annual on-site careers fayres.

BIMM Institute

BIMM Institute

At BIMM Institute you will be surrounded by fellow music lovers, all supporting each other and collaborating as you navigate through the industry together

Bridgnorth Sixth Form

Bridgnorth Sixth Form

Bridgnorth Sixth Form offers students the oppurtunity to study A-Levels, BTECs and OCR Nationals.

Hereford Sixth Form

Codsall Community High School

Codsall Sixth Form has over 300 students aged 16 to 19 and has been rated as the Highest Achieving Sixth Form in Stafford for over 6 years.

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Dudley Sixth Form

Dudley Sixth Form

LEAVING school this year? What next? Dudley College has a range of course types including vocational courses, A-levels, T Levels and apprenticeships.

Halesowen College

Halesowen College

HALESOWEN College offers a wide variety of opportunities for students making the transition from school to higher education or the career of their choice. 

Hagley Sixth Form

Hagley Sixth Form

A Sixth Form with over 200 students, Hagley Sixth Form offers Year 12 and 13 students with access to over 26 A-Level subjects.

Hereford Sixth Form

Hereford Sixth Form

Hereford Sixth Form College provides students with state-of-the-art facilities including: specialist classrooms, laboratories, a professional standard theatre, music studio, Sports Hall, 3G pitch and netball/tennis courts, a Well-Being Centre, a careers centre as well as plenty of study and social spaces.

King Edward VI College

King Edward VI College

At King Edward VI College, the average class size is 19 which allows for efficent teaching. Students can also take extra qualifications such as the EPQ.

Khalsa Academy

Khalsa Academy

A independant day and boarding school for students aged 11 to 18

Ludlow College

Ludlow College

Ludlow College offers a wide range of A-Levels and vocational courses for students aged 16-19.

Lichfield Cathedral School

Lichfield Cathedral School

Lichfield Cathedral School is an independent, co-educational day school for pupils aged from 2½ to 18 years, and currently has 522 students from nursery to sixth form.

North Shropshire College

North Shropshire College

North Shropshire College offers a large variety of subjects ranging from Beauty to Health and Social Care.

Newman University

Newman University

Newman University has a variety of courses including: humanities, social sciences, sport, business, policing, nursing and psychotherapy.

Pool Hayes Academy

Pool Hayes Academy

By choosing to study at Pool Hayes Academy Sixth Form you will be opting to study in an environment with a strong sense of community, where everyone is valued, supported and encouraged to develop both academically and socially. 

Performers College

Performers College

Founded over 30 years ago, the Performers College gives students the oppurtunity to take specialist vocational courses in the Arts.

St Peter's Academy Sport

St Peter's Basketball Academy

ST Peter’s SLAM! Basketball Academy is a unique partnership between St Peter’s Collegiate Academy Sixth Form and Team Wolverhampton SLAM! Basketball Club which provides an outstanding academic and athletic development programme like no other. 

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St Peter's Academy

St Peter's Collegiate Academy

FOUNDED in 1884, St Peter’s Collegiate Academy has a rich reputation for providing academic excellence within a supportive, friendly and caring environment. 

Swansea University

Swansea University

Founded in 1920, Swansea University is a research-led institution with an excellent reputation for the quality of its student experience.

St Thomas More Catholic School

St Thomas More Catholic School

St Thomas More Catholic School offers both A-Level and Level 3 qualifications and state-of-the-art facilities.

Screen and Film School

Screen and Film School Birmingham

The Screen and Film School gives students the chance to enter the Film and Television industry by providing them with state-of-the-art equiptment.

Shireland Collegiate Academy

Shireland Collegiate Academy

Shireland Collegiate Academy offers sixth form students with over 26 A-Level subjects to choose from.

Stafford College

Stafford College

Stafford College offers students the chance to study A-Level, A+ and T Level subjects as well as apprenticeships.

Sandwell College

Sandwell College

Sandwell College gives students the option of over 100 courses with first class facilties including a newly launched gym, esports studio and hair and beauty studio.

The Hart School

The Hart School

The Hart School offers a wide variety of classes with teachers who are passionate about providing help and support to all students. 

Thomas Telford UTC Sixth Form

Thomas Telford UTC Sixth Form

Thomas Telford UTC offers school leavers with the oppurtunity to study A-Level and Vocational courses.

The Royal School

The Royal School

The Royal School has a large curriculum for students aged 4-19 and specialises in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Thomas Adams Sixth Form

Thomas Adams Sixth Form

Thomas Adams Sixth Form offers more than 25 subjects to students aged 16 to 19-years old with the oppurtunity to live on campus.

West Walsall E-ACT Academy

West Walsall E-ACT Academy

West Walsall E-ACT Academy offers a wide curriculum including medicine, engineering, law and health care.

Wrekin College

Wrekin College

An independant day and boarding school for students aged 11 to 18

Wolverhampton Grammar School

Wolverhampton Grammar School

Wolverhampton Grammar School provides each student with a dedicated tutor while they study a wide range of subjects.

AICO

Aico

Aico offers apprenticeships across many different departments for the marketing leading home life security company.

Busy Bees Education and Training

Busy Bees Education and Training

Busy Bees Education and Training gives students the oppurtunity to start a career in care, early years, education, catering, hospitality and first aid.

Black Country Impact Walsall

Black Country Impact Walsall

Black Country Impact Walsall is designed to help 16-29 year olds achieve their career aspirations.

Black Country Impact

Black Country Impact

Black Country aims to help those aged 16-29 progress into employment, education or gain a qualification.

Juniper Training

Juniper Training

Juniper Training provides school leavers with the oppurtunity to do apprenticeships, GCSE retakes, traineeships and further education.

Midland Metro Alliance

Midland Metro Alliance

Midland Metro Alliance offers school leavers the oppurtunity to begin a career in the transport industry through their ground-breaking apprenticeships.

Nova Training

Nova Training

Nova offer a wide variety of training oppurtunities to young people aged 16 to 18 regardless of of exam results. 

Performance Through People

Performance Through People

Performance Through People provide apprenticeships to school leavers in different industries, ranging from small family-run businesses to large multi-national companies.

SPV Special Projects Ltd

SPV Special Projects Ltd

SPV Special Projects Ltd is a family run business offering apprenticehsips in the construction industry focusing of roof refurbishment and cladding in both the industral and commercial sector.

The Black Country LEP

The Black Country LEP

The Black Country LEP is aimed at years 9, 10 and 12 and aims to grow both economic and job creation in the region by removing barriers for business.

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