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.

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Adult Education Wolverhampton

Our new Traineeship programme is perfect if you’re aged between 19 and 24, unsure of your future and you need to get some work experience.

Bewdley School

Bewdley Sixth Form

With a diverse range of weekly super curricular opportunities, our students are able to carve their own pathways.

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Black Country Impact

Black Country Impact specialises in services to give the best employability prospects for the future, benefiting them and our communities.

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BOA

YEAR 11 students across the West Midlands are being invited to apply for a new academy specialising in film, TV, online and theatre production, which will open in Birmingham this September.

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Codsall Community High School

Results this year continue the high level of success with a 100 per cent pass rate for all A-level and BTEC Higher Level courses.

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Edgbaston High School for Girls

Earn while you learn. Get your foot in the door at a top company. Use hands-on learning to achieve qualifications, practical experience, and degrees.

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Hagley Sixth Form

Hagley Sixth Form

With a vibrant new sixth form block, outstanding pastoral care, mentoring, enrichment, and academic results to rival all others

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Halesowen College

Halesowen College offers exceptional support and opportunities for students making the transition from school to higher education or the career of their choice.

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Health Futures

As well as an academic curriculum, students work on employer-led projects which incorporate the use of scenarios and technologies to reflect real life medical situations tailored by a range of healthcare professionals.

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Hereford College of Arts

There are a range of college-level courses all taught by expert staff who have worked in the creative industries, and many of whom continue to do so.

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Newman University

Newman University are driven by the belief that higher education should enable learners to develop new ways of understanding the worlds, and help them make a positive impact within it.

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Hereford Sixth Form

Hereford Sixth Form

As specialists in sixth form education we are able to offer the widest range of courses in the local area.

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South Staffordshire College

South Staffordshire College are driven to inspire, empower and broaden your talent. Their easy-to-reach campuses offer amazing facilities.

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Stafford College

Stafford College are Staffordshire's leading General Further Education College, with pass rates and student achievement rates amongst the best in the country.

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Sandwell College

Sandwell College is the newest FE college in the UK and a landmark for the development of education and training in our region!

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Wolverhampton College

With more than 300 different qualifications on offer, a wide range of full-time and part-time courses, and over 4,500 students, there is something to suit everyone, whatever your level.

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West Walsall E-Act

West Walsall E-Act

The curriculum offered covers a range of subjects already and they are looking at extending the curriculum into other subject areas. 

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Resonance Education

Resonance

BASED in the stunning Cable Plaza building on The Waterfront at Brierley Hill, Resonance is a charitable, not-forprofit institution.

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Juniper Training

Juniper Training

All enable students to have access to a real life, quality work experience placement working with a real employer; at the same time as accessing tutor-led provisions.

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St Thomas More

With more than 300 different qualifications on offer, a wide range of full-time and part-time courses, and over 4,500 students, there is something to suit everyone, whatever your level.

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Wolverhampton Grammar

With more than 300 different qualifications on offer, a wide range of full-time and part-time courses, and over 4,500 students, there is something to suit everyone, whatever your level.

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The Royal

The Royal

The average class size is 15-20, allowing everyone to receive the individual attention they deserve, resulting in strong, positive relationships forming among peers and between students and teaching staff.

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Khalsa Academy

Khalsa Academy

The Academy welcomes all children from different faiths and backgrounds, ensuring that they can access a high quality education

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Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford

If you are in Year 11 and exploring opportunities for your post-16 education, why not consider Thomas Telford UTC?

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King Edwards VI

King Edwards VI

KING Edward VI College, Stourbridge, is the Black Country’s largest A-level provider and only stand-alone sixth form college.

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Wrekin College

Wrekin College

Wrekin College in Wellington opened its new Business School in 2017 and a new Music School last year.

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Shireland Collegiate Academy

Shireland Collegiate Academy

OVER the past 10 years Shireland Sixth Form has steadily grown, becoming a vibrant place to study, with over 26 A-level and BTEC subjects to choose from.

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