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Free resources to support decision making and course choice

Derby College Site: Career Coach

  • This quick quiz will help you discover your interests and showcase courses at Derby college that fit your interests. A great first place to start
  • Then research the course content on the website or speak to a careers adviser at the college to help

START Profile:

  • Answer questions about your interests, goals, strengths and skills to discover more about yourself and what you may want in the future
  • Plus comprehensive Information about the world of work

START Profile: D2N2

  • Similar and linked to the above but linked to local opportunities
  • Plus comprehensive Information about the world of work in the locality



  • Explore your potential options for careers via a short quiz. This takes into account your preferences and suggests ideas for you to explore.
  • The website holds videos and information about job roles and industry to help you make choices and explore your potential

  • Find your perfect job. Match your skills and personality to thousands of job choices. This will help you generate your ideas
  • This website is designed to support undergraduates and graduates into work and higher study. It also supplies comprehensive careers information about job roles, sectors and will be able to answer virtually any career question a student may have

The National Careers Service:

  • This website had two assessments on, one that generates career ideas based on your preferences and another that gives you detailed information about your skills.
  • The website also holds information about all job roles at all levels.

Talking Futures

When it comes to education and careers, parents, carers and guardians are the biggest Influence in young people’s lives.

Talking Futures is a resource designed and created to help you have informed and constructive conversations with your child about training and education pathways available. A parents’ toolkit for career conversations

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