Learning and Work Adviser

A Learning and Work Adviser is someone who can help you plan for your future. This can include supporting you whilst at secondary school, and helping you as you move from secondary school to further education, training or employment. In York, this support is provided by a Learning and Work Adviser. 

A learning and work adviser can:

  •  Offer information, advice or guidance in year 8 or 9 about your GCSE option choices.
  • Offer advice and guidance at a place that suits you. This could be school, out in the community or at home.
  • Give you practical help, for example, help with writing CVs, applications, attending open days, interview skills and looking at education funding arrangements.
  • Attend review meetings, PEP meetings and multi agency meetings.
  • Help you apply for additional support in education after you turn 16.
  • Follow up applications to ensure you receive an suitable offer of learning and successfully take up the offer
  • Remain involved in supporting your progress in post-16 Education, Employment or Training until the age of 19.
  • Continue to support you post 16 until reaching the age of 17 and 6 months when an arranged handover is agreed with you and the Pathway ETE officer.  The Pathway Team will continue to support you with education, training and employment until you reach the age of 25. 
  • Offer individual support or signpost to relevant support in school sixth forms or colleges if it is needed.