Advice for 16+ learners

Advice for the 16+ learner

Advice for the 16+ learner

Whether you're not sure what to do next or you have a definite career choice in mind. If you're just interested in qualifications or if you would like to try your hand at volunteering, work experience or an apprenticeship, this advice section of WorkBox is for you.

Choosing a career

If you’re uncertain what job or role’s for you try our Career Options page which provides information on 1,000’s of careers.


If you’ve finished your GCSEs, you can carry on studying subjects you like, take vocational qualifications, or an apprenticeship.


Looking to combine training and study while working alongside experienced staff to learn new skills, then an apprenticeship might be for you.

Not sure what to do next

Work, University, College, Work experience what doors are open for you?


Another good way of gaining practical work experience and gaining new skills. In addition, volunteering will give a positive impression to employers when they see this on your CV.

Work experience

Starting a work placement is an excellent opportunity for you to gain practical and meaningful experience in the world of work.

Level 3 Subjects available for 16-18 year olds

A complete list of all A Level and Vocational courses available to 16-18 year olds in Wolverhampton and the institutions offering them.

Apprenticeship providers

Search some of the major apprenticeships providers.


A traineeship is a course which also involves being put onto a work placement. This is another route that will help you get onto an apprenticeship or into work.

Thinking about university

Advice about University, how to apply and what course is right for you.


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