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Information for Care Leavers

Thinking of going to college or university? 


Look out for the QUALITY MARK - because it means we're committed     to looking out for you. 

Quality Mark for Care Leavers    


Worried about money?


Fitting in? 

Colleges and universities with the Quality Mark can help with all these things and more. Read on to find out more.. 


The links below will tell you more about what the Quality Mark is and what it means if you're thinking about applying to college or university.

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 Interested in studying at college? 

 At college you can study a wide range of courses - GCSEs, A Levels, extended projects, Higher Diplomas, BTECs, City and Guilds qualifications, OCR Nationals and more.





Interested in going to university?

Going to university is a really great experience which gives you the freedom to develop your interest in a particular subject as well as the chance to meet lots of new people and be able to develop your identity. 



Wondering what support you'll get from your Local Authority or Health and Social Care Trust if you do go to college or university?

Use the links below to find out more: 

Not sure what you want to do?

Finding Your Way


The Who Cares? Trust has a great guide to help you think about what
you want to do after you turn 16. This is called 'Finding Your Way' and you can get hold of a copy here. They also have a webpage about what you can expect from your local authority when you leave care here.


There are also lots of other webpages and organisations that can help. Visit our 'Useful Links' page to find out more



Photo credits (Flickr): 1) Vancouver Film School - 'Animation and Visual Effects, Classical Animation Program'. 2) Tulane Public Relations - 'Three Students'.

Colleges with the QM

QM Universities