6th form & college

Study smart, make the most of your further education and keep your next steps in mind. It’s all about making the best choices for you and setting yourself on the right path.

6th form & college

Study smart, make the most of your further education and keep your next steps in mind. It’s all about making the best choices for you and setting yourself on the right path.

6th form & college

Study smart, make the most of your further education and keep your next steps in mind. It’s all about making the best choices for you and setting yourself on the right path.

Emmys VIP Life – College transition day

Emmy tells us all about her experience of going to the food science and nutrition taster session at college prior to her September start.

Advice on everything
A levels

The Uni Guide talks you through how to pick the right A-level subjects and options for you.

Visit the Uni Guide website to find out more

Bitesize A level
support

BBC Bitesize has lots of guides and advice for A level students.

Visit the BBC Bitesize website to find out more

Support for students in Scotland

Choosing Scottish Highers – advice from the Uni Guide.

Visit the Uni Guide website to find out more

BTEC Diplomas

Facts about BTEC diplomas fomr UCAS: who they are for, the different types, how they are taught, what you need to get on one, and what you can do afterwards.

Visit the UCAS website to find out more

Pearson Qualifications talk you through how a BTEC can work for you.

Visit the Pearson Qualifications website to find out more

Functional skills

Learn about functional skills from BBC Bitesize.

Visit the BBC Bitesize website to find out more

Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills are qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT that are available in England only from Entry 1 to Level 2. Suitable for learners of all ages, they’re also an accepted part of all Apprenticeship standards and frameworks in England.

Visit the Pearson Qualifications website to find out more

Resources for college students

Thomas Pocklington Trust offer information and guidance to help you on your journey through college as a blind or partially sighted student.

Visit the TPT website to find out more

LOOK Mentors

If you’re aged 11-29 and at school, university/college or looking for work, LOOK have a mentor ready to help you achieve your potential. Sign up to be matched and start chatting about anything relating to your visual impairment.

Find out more on the LOOK website

Going to college

What is the difference between school & college? What is vocational education? All About School Leavers answers all the big questions.

Visit the All About School Leavers website

Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)

Find out more about RNC from the college and its students.

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Thinking about uni…

studying medicine at Oxford

Tiri Hughes spoke to us as a third year medical student at Oxford University, she speaks to VICTA about how important it is, as a student with a vision impairment, to be your own self-advocate. She talks about her own educational path into medicine and how accessible she is finding her university studies.

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accessing the full university experience

“University can be a roller coaster for all but none more than the VI student. On occasions I was overwhelmed. But I found ways of coping and put strategies in place that allowed me to enjoy my time at university and graduate with a first class honours degree.”

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why I chose the Open University

“My transitions officer mentioned the idea of distance learning, it was like a lightbulb moment for me. I realised that starting on that road would give me the opportunity to embrace my love of learning and work towards a degree without the anxiety that loomed over the thought of going to a university campus.”

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