Up until now, you have probably mainly taken qualifications chosen for you by your school.
Now you have more choice — you have the opportunity to make choices about your own learning and the qualifications that go with it. This can influence your options for future education or employment.
This can be exciting but also confusing to understand all the different types of qualifications available. Here we will help you understand there are four types of qualifications for 16 — 18 year olds, and what the differences are. Watch our videos and complete our quiz to see which one(s) might be best for you. You can then discuss your ideas with your teacher or careers adviser.
What qualifications are right for me?
To get an idea of what to expect, watch these videos of students talking about their experiences of choosing qualifications.