Learn the basics to make all your educational dreams come true.
Anyone can access the Careers Gateway at any time, you don’t need a login.
Whether you are looking to Options @ Year 9 or Options after Year 11 the Careers Gateway will help you get all the information you need about a wide range of local courses and opportunities.
You can search for something specific, compare courses, Find a Provider, and look up Job Profiles so that you can begin to plan your career. There is also lots of useful and inspiration information on the Information and Inspiration pages to help you make the most of this site.
When it’s time for you to consider Your Future Choices after Year 11 log on move on will help you to research all the options. You can complete ONE application form and send it to the opportunities and providers you are interested in. Once submitted your application can be tracked.
You can log in into the system through “My Account” using the login details provided by your school or academy. If your school/ academy do not supply any account details you can register as a new user. To self-register please provide as much detail as possible.
Completing your application form
Once logged into the system you will need to complete all 5 boxes, remembering that this is the first impression a college or training provider will have of you. Remember to use capital letters and full stops where they are needed. Spend time on your personal statement and consider what a college or provider might think when they read your statement.
Searching for courses
To search for the courses available, select “Options after 11”. You can enter a course/ opportunity name in the search box; search by provider, sector, qualification or by area.
Using the favourites list
When you are ready to start applying for the courses and opportunities you are interested in, select options after year 11 and find the ones you are interested in. When you find the course you are interested in add it to your favourites. This can be found under the title of the course.
(Please note: you can add as many courses to your favourites as you want without applying for them all).
Making an application
Once you are ready to make an application you can go to “My Applications” from your account. From My Application click “Start a new application”. You can then make as many applications as you choose from the wish list, of course, you have created.
Once the application has been submitted you have a 24hr cooling off period. During this time you have the opportunity to recall the application if you decide to make changes to your application. You can track the applications made with the provider through the system.
Speak to your Careers Coordinator or Connexions Adviser in school if you need any support. Alternatively, you can send a message to us through the “Get in touch”. We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.