The information in this section is aimed at young people aged 16-19 and for those helping them to make choices about what and where to study or train post-16. You can find details of what is available to help young people make choices, including links to further sources of information.

Responsibility for careers education and guidance is currently shared between schools and local authorities.

  • Schools have a duty to provide careers education to all pupils in Years 7 to 11.
  • Careers guidance is provided by local authorities and includes targeted support for more vulnerable young people.

The Government is considering how best to ensure all young people receive high-quality careers advice and guidance. Further information can be found in the articles on the right of this page.