Talking Futures: Options at age 18 animation

In England, young people have a range of options at the age of 18. If they decide to get a job, many employers offer training programmes and apprenticeships which will enable them to learn while they earn. If their chosen career means they need to get certain qualifications first, or they want to continue studying, they will usually do this at an education provider such as a Further Education (FE) college or Higher Education provider such as a university. 

Watch this short animation created by an artist to help bring to life the options.

Resource information

  • Parent resource
  • Video


  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Talking Futures
  • Free
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement
  • SEND