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 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 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 has over 28 Advanced Level courses and host annual on-site careers fayres.
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 offers students the oppurtunity to study A-Levels, BTECs and OCR Nationals.
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 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
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 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
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.
Ludlow College offers a wide range of A-Levels and vocational courses for students aged 16-19.
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 offers a large variety of subjects ranging from Beauty to Health and Social Care.
Newman University has a variety of courses including: humanities, social sciences, sport, business, policing, nursing and psychotherapy.
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.
Founded over 30 years ago, the Performers College gives students the oppurtunity to take specialist vocational courses in the Arts.
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.
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.
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 offers both A-Level and Level 3 qualifications and state-of-the-art facilities.
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 offers sixth form students with over 26 A-Level subjects to choose from.
Stafford College offers students the chance to study A-Level, A+ and T Level subjects as well as apprenticeships.
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 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 offers school leavers with the oppurtunity to study A-Level and Vocational courses.
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 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 offers a wide curriculum including medicine, engineering, law and health care.
Wolverhampton Grammar School
Wolverhampton Grammar School provides each student with a dedicated tutor while they study a wide range of subjects.
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 gives students the oppurtunity to start a career in care, early years, education, catering, hospitality and first aid.
Black Country Impact
Black Country aims to help those aged 16-29 progress into employment, education or gain a qualification.
Juniper Training provides school leavers with the oppurtunity to do apprenticeships, GCSE retakes, traineeships and further education.
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 provide apprenticeships to school leavers in different industries, ranging from small family-run businesses to large multi-national companies.