When to Start
When supporting and encouraging progression to higher education research has shown that early intervention is key and sustained and progressive interventions are the most beneficial to students. Since 2012 it has been a legal requirement for all schools and colleges to provide independent careers advice to all students in years 8 – 13 and since 2018 is has been a legal requirement for all of these students to have exposure to a range of providers to gain information on the range of qualifications available.
Activity in school can begin as early as you like. Many higher education providers offer activity for primary aged children which is a great way to introduce the idea of higher education.