Preparing for Life After College

Understanding your next steps

We understand that making your next steps can be daunting. With hundreds of progression routes to choose from and even more career pathways, it can be a tough decision – our Careers and Teaching teams are here to help.

At USP College, our career-focused approach can support you into your chosen progression routes whether that is further study, employment, or a combination of the two, with this in mind our aim is to ensure that you are a trained professional equipped with the skills needed to succeed, whichever your chosen progression route.

Higher Education 

If Higher Education (HE) is the ideal next step for you, we will support you at all stages throughout the application process, starting with selecting an appropriate course, personal statements, student finance, life at Uni and in securing your place at university.


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Apprenticeships are a popular option for those wanting to combine further studies and employment, where you can gain valuable experience alongside continued study resulting in gaining an industry recognised qualification.
USP College offer specialised information, advice, and guidance, alongside working with both nationally and locally recognised training providers, organisations, and employers to support this chosen entry route.

Careers, Skills & Training

The Careers Advisors will support you in finding the right fit for you, which may include the following routes -


the Careers Advisors can help build on your employability skills, supporting with CV writing, Interview skills, finding a job and the recruitment process.

Our career pathway tool can help you better understand career options and hiring availabilities both nationally and locally

Supported Internships

can help you move from education into work offering support along the way. These programmes are available to students between 16 and 25 years old who have an educational health care plan (EHCP)



Traineeships could be the ideal starting point before you decide on your next steps, they are aimed at 16- and 24-year-olds with little or no work experience, tending to last from 6 weeks to 1 year.

Gap Year 

Gap Years can allow you to gain skills and experiences whilst giving you time to reflect on your next steps.

Helpful Links

USP College is Matrix Accredited and are CDI Members 

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