Health and wellbeing
Making the transition from high school to your chosen pathway is a milestone for every young person. It’s normal to feel nervous and excited. This year things are even more challenging because of COVID19. You may feel safe and happy or times or overwhelmed, anxious or low. Feelings can change from day to day, hour to hour, or minute to minute. However, what you are feeling right now is valid!
When things feel difficult it can help to speak to someone. This could be friends, family or someone at school. With the right help and support we can get through this.
Pathways to a positive destination
It’s important to have the right information to support you with finding the right route to the right course or right job.
If you intend to move into
- further or higher education,
the following guidance will help.
Your pathway may have twists and turn and bumps along the way, but obstacles present opportunities. For some young people, choosing a gap year to consider pathways may be the right option.
Contact your pupil support leader or Skills Development Scotland (SDS) careers adviser for help. SDS advisers can provide one-to-one support, including advice on:
- finances and employment rights
- employment opportunities and career development.
- register at www.myworldofwork.co.uk to access online resources.
- call the SDS helpline on 0800 917 8000
- learn with free online courses from My World of Work
S4 and S5 pupils
If you’re in S4 or S5, deciding to stay on at school is still an option.
Contact school as soon as possible to discuss.
Care-experienced young people
Access support at www.hubforsuccess.org, floor 6, 249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PN
Employment and training
- Skills Development Scotland
- My World of Work - COVID-19
- My World of Work - getting a job
- My World of Work - marketplace
- My World of Work - job hub
- Edinburgh Guarantee
- Joined up for Jobs
- Email [email protected]
Further and higher education
- Edinburgh College
- College courses for S4 to S6 pupils at Edinburgh College
- Student Information - coronavirus message