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Onward Journey

Road to Monument Valley

It's never too early to think about what you want to do once you've turned 16. Remember you need to be in education or training until you're 18! Luckily, there are so many options these days, from further education study, including vocational and academic courses, Alternatives, like the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, apprenticeships and traineeships.


On this page you will find links to websites and organisations, set up to offer, and support you with options for your Onward Journey.

Let's start with our own Barnet Post 16 Team

Click on the link below to see what the Post 16 Team can offer via the Barnet Council website

If you are between 17 and 24 years old and looking for work or training, we can offer you careers advice and guidance.

We can help you improve your chances of finding the right job for you.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships:


A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.


You can find information on apprenticeships and traineeships,  from the .Gov website:

If you're still not sure about what career path to choose take a look through these websites:

As well as being an alternative to formal qualifications the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme can also be a useful tool for gaining positive experiences, adding to your CV or UCAS application. You can find information on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme on their official website:

DofE - The Duke of Edinburgh's Award:

You can also find information on how to get involved with the DofE through the Barnet Youth Team or

0-19 Early Help Team: Barnet 0-19 Early Help Service - DOFE - DOFE ( : All info regarding DofE :All term time and holiday programmes advertised here


Barnet 0-19 Early Help Service - DOFE - DOFE ( :DofE Borough Info  : All term time and holiday programmes advertised here

Princes Trust:

Confidence, courses, careers | The Prince's Trust (

Whether you want to work on your confidence, gain essential skills for work or start a business, The Prince’s Trust is here to support you.

We offer courses, enterprise initiatives, mentoring opportunities, and much more for 16- to 30-year-olds across the UK.

Sign up to receive in-person and online support, benefit from one-to-one mentoring and meet like-minded people. And all for free.

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