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back on course England was an impartial advice and guidance service for people who had withdrawn from higher education before completing their studies in England. It was funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as a three-year project, and managed by The Open University in partnership with UCAS. HEFCE funding came to an end on 31 July 2012 and, as a result, the project has now ended.
If you have withdrawn from higher education in England you can still access free impartial information, advice and guidance:
The National Careers Service.
The National Careers Service is the most comprehensive place on the web for advice about careers and skills in England. The website offers a range of useful services such as a CV builder, career planning tools and a skills assessment to help you decide which is the best career for you. The site also contains job profiles for over 700 careers, detailing what the work is like, how to get into the job and salary information.
The National Careers Service offers careers advice online, over the telephone and face to face, and details of how to access these services are available on their 'Contact us' page.
Click here to be taken to the National Careers Service website
Your Previous HEI Careers Service
Although you may have withdrawn from your course and left your previous HEI, in most cases you are still eligible to use their Careers Service for up to a year after your withdrawal. This is useful as all the valuable resources that were available to you as a registered student, may still be available for you to use in order to explore your future aims and ambitions further. Contact your previous university to find out what the policy is on using their Careers Service.
Click here to be taken to the details of HEI careers services on the Prospects website
You might also find it useful to visit the ‘useful resources’ page on this back on course Scotland website.