Young people must be in full time education, training or employment until their 18th birthday.

Search for courses and groups for training opportunities, help and support and courses for young parents-to-be



Further education

Find a college course or 6th form near you. Alternatively, you might want to find a training course or traineeship.

Search for a college, 6th form or training


YC Hertfordshire careers has great advice on finding a job, deciding on a career and what options you've got.

If you're 16–19, YC Hertfordshire can help you job hunt.

Jobcentre Plus gives care leavers extra support. Remember to tell them


Apprenticeships are a mix of real work and workplace training.

YC Hertfordshire's apprenticeships has tips on finding and applying for an apprenticeship.



Begin volunteering alongside part-time training that leads to an accredited qualification.

Volunteering can be a good way to get into employment. At the very least, it helps you get some experience and improve your skills.


Virtual schools

Virtual schools advise and support schools in Hertfordshire about the education of children on roll who are looked after by other authorities.

Read our virtual school leaflet for contact details and information on how virual schools provide support to young people.  

Visit the Hertfordshire grid for learning website for information on who the virtual school team are, what additional learning opportunities there are, training and employment courses and the virtual school policies.