With A-level and GCSE results being received by students at schools and colleges across the Island over the coming weeks, many young people will be looking forward to moving on to the next stage in their career path. For some young people, this can also be a worrying time particularly if their subsequent steps have not yet been planned or exam results have not been what they expected.
For young people who need to decide what to do next and require more support to achieve their goals, the Island Futures Team is here to help.
The team provides advice, guidance and ongoing support for 16 to 19 year olds (up to 25 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities). To make an appointment to see a member of the team, please use the details available from the contact tab above. For some just one discussion may be enough, for others it may involve ongoing support from one of the team’s progression coaches until they are settled into a positive destination.
For young people who are 16 or 17 and are not participating in education, employment or training, the Island Futures Team is able to extend the period for which parents receive Child Benefit beyond the 31 August cut-off date, as long as the young person is registered with the team.