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UCAS Progress Search and Apply maintenance: 15 – 17 December

UCAS Progress Search and Apply will be unavailable from 20:00 on Friday 15 December until 23:59 (UK time) on Sunday 17 December, due to planned maintenance.

During this time, you will be unable to access, work on, or submit your application. Teachers and advisers will also be unable to review applications, or add references.

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UCAS Progress phone lines availability – 13 December

Our UCAS Progress phone lines will be unavailable from 14:55 until close (17:00) on Wednesday 13 December, due to staff training.

They will reopen as usual from 09:00 on Thursday 14 December.

Classroom resources

Resources to help you help your students search for courses and decide what to do, including lesson plans, and websites and services for schools.
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Resources to use with your students


Lesson plans and ideas

We have a selection of lesson plans and ideas which you can download and use in your classroom. You may also want to sign-post our step-by-step guide to students. 


Useful websites and services for schools

  • TES Growing Ambitions – information and resources for teachers and careers professionals
  • Inspiring the future – free service with volunteers from lots of sectors and professions going into schools and colleges to talk about their jobs
  • Speakers for Schools – the 'sister' charity to Inspiring the future
  • My Big Career – charity supporting the provision of 1:1 careers guidance for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Bright Knowledge – charity helping young people access the education and career pathways they might not think were available to them, providing careers info, advice, online mentoring and online resources
  • Future First – organisation supporting schools and colleges setting up an alumni community to offer support to current students, such as career and educational role models, mentors and work experience
  • Prince's Trust – runs a range of programmes working with disadvantaged young people
  • Thinking About University – resource for students in Years 5-13, provided by University of Warwick
  • Informed Choices – Russell Group guide to making decisions about post-16 education, with a view to going on to higher education
  • LifeSkills – a range of free, interactive curriculum-linked lesson plans, workshops and resources to help young people develop the skills to enter the world of work and access work experience opportunities, traineeships and Apprenticeships.