University or college – gain valuable skills and a qualification to help you follow your chosen career.
Work – apply for jobs now, or start your own business, with the aim to work up to your future goals.
Training – prepare for the world of work, or learn on the job while you work.
Volunteering – gain experience to help you towards your work or study aspirations.
Travel – get cultural insights during working holidays, learning, conservation or teaching.
There are lots of extra-curricular activities that can help you decide your future, as well as looking great on your UCAS application and your CV.
You might need to take an Art Foundation course first, as this is normally required before taking an art and design degree.
You’ll need to be able to demonstrate your English language skills to study a course in the UK – so think about whether you’ll need to improve your English.
Don’t worry if you feel unprepared for higher education – if you don’t have any particular qualifications, you may find your life experience has already given you everything you’ll need.