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Young People's gateway

Information, resources and advice for young people and for people working with young people.

Information for Young People Need2know website



Financial support

International students


Students over 16 with special needs

Tests and qualifications

Thinking of going to university or college?

Voluntary work

Working with Young People


Funding for community activity

Funding is available if you want to get involved in community activities.

Information, guidance and support

Connexions Practitioners

Information for Connexions practitioners and for those who work with young people.

Transforming 14-19 education

Information, guidance and good practice for those involved in transforming the 14-19 phase of education and training.

International exchanges

International exchanges

Get advice, training, information and grant aid for young people who are taking part in international exchanges.


Qualifications for under 19 year-olds

Details of officially-approved qualifications for learners under the age of 19.

Qualifications for over 19 year-olds

Details of officially-approved qualifications for learners over the age of 19.

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