UCAS & Careers
UCAS and life after De Lisle Sixth Form
The prospect of leaving sixth form at De Lisle is an exciting yet daunting time for all students. Whether you’re leaving for university or starting an apprenticeship, as soon as you enter the sixth form you will be supported in how best to plan and prepare for the future.
For those wanting to go onto University, the UCAS application is the main way of finding a place on a course. However, there are occasions when students apply directly to specific colleges or universities for drama courses or art foundations.
If, however, you are looking to find a position on an apprenticeship then please see our 'Apprenticeships' section below and our Careers Department will be able to support you in those plans.
UCAS and Student Finance
Links to the two main websites that you will need to access are below. Unifrog is a multi-tool site that allows you to search for courses and apprenticeships whilst giving you the opportunity to write your Personal Statement. The UCAS site allows you to search for courses and complete the application form.
Please click below for information on Student Finance:
A Guide to Apprenticeships:
A Parent's Guide to Apprenticeships:
A Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships:
The Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships:
The following websites may also be of use when researching apprenticeships and school leaver programmes:
The government’s ‘Find an apprenticeship’ service allows you to search and apply for apprenticeships in England:
Leicester City Council have a wealth of information about local apprenticeship opportunities. They also run recruitment events for students and offer updates via email and social media as new vacancies become available:
notgoingtouni.co.uk can offer information to help you find apprenticeships, including higher and degree apprenticeships: