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Connexions is a confidential advice and support service for 13-19 year olds (and up to age 25 for young people with special needs).
Connexions Personal Advisers offer advice and support on a wide range of lifestyle issues including careers, education, training, employment, health and personal development opportunities in schools, colleges, Connexions Centres, youth clubs and at other venues and events across Tyne and Wear.
Student Finance England Part-time Tuition Fee Loan Service
If you’re starting a part-time course at university or college in academic year 2013/14, you can apply online now for student finance by visiting the GOV.UK Student Finance website.
Continuing students who started a part-time course on or after 1st September 2012 can re-apply for student finance on-line now. Students who started their course before 1st September 2012 and are applying for a Fee Grant and Course Grant will be able to re-apply from July 2013.
You won’t have to pay tuition fees up front. You will be eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. The Tuition Fee Loan isn’t based on household income and there is no upper age limit for applying.
If you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition or a specific learning disability such as dyslexia or dyspraxia you can get extra help called Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). These don’t have to be paid back.
For a range of helpful tools and guidance, visit The Student Room website.
Practitioners can access guides and a range of resources from the Student Loans Company's practitioners’ website.
Labour Market Information Portal
The Labour Market Information Portal provides up to date labour market information for the Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland areas.
The Portal provides, at a glance, access to local information about the population, employment, economy, industry movements and job vacancies.
The Portal provides a number of informative and in-depth videos about careers in a number of industries in the North East.
For more information, visit the Labour Market Information Portal website.
Student Finance applications for 2013/14 now available
The Student Loans Company provides pay loans and grants to students in the UK. New Higher Education students applying for student finance for the academic year 2013/2014 will need to apply by the deadline on 31st May 2013. Continuing students will need to apply by 28th June 2013.
For more information, visit the Student Loans Company website.
"Jobs Today!" and "Work-based Learning Update"
Thousands of people use our free on-line vacancy service every year to look for job or Apprenticeship opportunities. You can sign up to receive free e-mail alerts to let you know when new jobs that match your requirements are available. You can also create and print your own CV using our on-line CV creator.
For more information, call free on 0800 073 8700, between 8.30am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-4.30pm Friday and ask for the Vacancy team.
The Apprenticeships website has a wide range of Apprenticeship vacancies from across the country. Wages start at a minimum of £2.65 per hour but some are higher - the average Apprenticeship wage is £170.00 per week.
For more information, visit the Apprenticeships website.