The tools you need to succeed
To support you with decision making and developing key skills needed for your future progression, we have created a resource bank.
Our aim is to provide you with the tools you need to support your learning and decision making no matter what stage you are at.
So you can focus on what areas you would like to develop, we have split this up into four areas.
Find out about university, college and apprenticeship options.
Higher Education isn’t just about going to university. There are multiple routes you can take after school and the resources in this section will help you to understand and explore this.Study Skills Workbook
Study Skills Workbook
This booklet is full of tips and techniques to enhance your learning. These activities will help you strengthen your skills for school and your future.Download
A Guide To Higher And Degree Apprenticeships
Explore the range of apprenticeships available and what the different levels mean.Download
Higher And Degree Apprenticeships Buzzwords
This quick guide will help you understand the words used when talking about apprenticeships so you can understand these better.Download
Finance and Money Management
Learn about student finance and budgeting or use our student finance calculator.
These resources will help you to budget for higher education and manage your personal finances. Managing your money is a skill you will use throughout higher education and onwards in your career.Budgeting and money management
Budgeting and money management
Explore bank account options and techniques for budgeting which are useful for higher education and beyond!Download
Making Your Money Go Further
In this guide, we will look at how to make the most from your maintenance loan, cut the cost of your weekly food shop, and where to find the best discounts and deals for students.Download
We will look at the two types of student loans and how to budget effectively whilst studying.Download
Careers and Employability
Develop your employability skills and explore a range of career routes.Being Professional On Social Media
Being Professional On Social Media
This short guide explores professionalism online. As online recruitment and networking becomes increasingly popular, we share useful tips on how to put your best foot forward on social media.Download
Workplace Communication Skills
When you start your first job there will be new words used and new ways of communicating. Get ahead with this guide and be ready for your first day.Download
Digital Skills For Employability
Explore 8 digital skills which will boost your employability. Put these skills to the test in the activities at the end of the booklet.Download
Wellbeing and Resilience
Explore our wellbeing and resilience resources.
Mental and physical health and wellbeing form a crucial and important part of all our lives. Mental health can be thought of in the way we feel about ourselves and those around us, the way situations make us feel and how we respond to them, and the choices we make to overcome obstacles and challenges.Wellbeing Workbook
Reflect on what wellbeing is and what it means to you. Explore techniques for coping and building your self esteem.Download
Resilience is an important skill for work and for life. Through this informative guide you will learn how to become more resilient.Download
We’ve collated three activities which can help to boost your wellbeing. Take some time for yourself to try these mindful activities.Download
Introduction To Mental Health
Learn about mental health in this introduction and what good mental health means. Explore what makes you happy and find useful links to more resources.Download
Learn how looking after yourself can affect your mood. We’ve collated activities and advice to help you take care of yourself.Download
Decisionz is a local careers and advice e-zine aimed at supporting students to understand their options and make the right choices. This termly magazine is distributed for free to Year 11 students across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire digitally and contains a wealth of local, relevant information, advice and opportunities.View latest issue (Autumn 2021)