Bank of England and Pearson, in partnership with Blackbullion, are launching the pilot of Blackbullion Futures, an initiative that aims to provide school leavers with resources and information to allow them to make informed choices about their futures.
With many students not understanding the options available to them or how to go about choosing what to do once they leave school, more information is needed to guide them and show them everything that’s on offer. The initiative will encourage students to explore the different pathways that exist, including university, apprenticeships and further education colleges.
Not only will students learn about the pros and cons of these different routes, they’ll also get access to information about fees and funding, making sure that they consider the financial side of any decisions they make.
As parents and guardians have a huge part to play in supporting young people’s choices, there will also be content created specifically with them in mind.
Blackbullion Futures will be free to access and will be aimed at 16-19-year-olds and their parents/guardians.
Schools and colleges interested in using this free resource are invited to attend one of the information evenings to learn more and get involved.