Further education students congratulated for their efforts and signposted to further support

18 August 2022

Students receiving their results from further education courses today are being congratulated for their efforts.

The first students to sit A level exams since 2019 and those receiving AS Level and Level 3 Vocational Technical Qualifications and the first T-Levels are all being praised for their determination, with the educational settings which have supported them also being recognised.

Cllr John Fisher, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council said:

“We know students receiving their exam results have faced some challenging and uncertain times over the last two and a half years of unprecedented disruption to their education.

"With the support of their schools, colleges, and families, the resilience and perseverance of these young people, many of whom have sat major exams for the first time, has shone through and I hope every single one of them is very proud of what they have achieved.

"I wish them all the very best as take their next steps whether that is to university, an apprenticeship or entering into the workplace.”

Every year sees students facing decisions over what to do next with a growing variety of options available for young people at 18.

  • Norfolk County Council’s Help You Choose website offers a wide range of help and support on different options and advice on next steps whatever their results, support with CV writing, apprenticeship vacancies, and information about different careers. It also has a space for parents or carers to help them understand the different options for their child.
  • UCAS offers guidance to support students through the process of securing a university place with information about insurance choices and clearing. Anyone who has just missed out on the grades they need they should contact the admissions team at their preferred university, as they may still be able to offer them a place. There are already nearly 30,000 courses available in clearing this year so there will be plenty of high-quality choices available.
  • Students can find out more about education and training choices by visiting the ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life content hub on the National Careers Service website. During the exam results period, the hub will also have key information on resits, clearing, appeals and more. Students can also chat directly to an expert adviser via webchat or by calling the National Careers Service exam results helpline on 0800 100 900 from Thursday 18 August until Friday 2 September open weekday between 8am and 8pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm.
  • Norfolk and Waveney's Children and Young People's Health Services Website, Just One Norfolk offers mental health support and helpful advice on managing anxiety.

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