Left school and not sure what to do?

The TIAG Team can help

All young people are now required to stay in learning until their 18th birthday.
Staying on in education or training doesn’t mean you have to stay on in school or a college; you can choose an apprenticeship or a job that offers the opportunity for you to learn and get qualifications alongside it Learning from 16-18 is free and if you are employed you will receive a wage.

You can choose from
•Apprenticeships •Full-time courses at a college, sixth form or other learning provider •A job, self-employment or volunteering that also offers time to learn and get qualifications.

What do you need to do?

If you know what you want to do when you leave school and already have a place, you don’t need to do anything.


If you are unsure or don’t have any plans, you can register with us from the first Monday in June

BMBC’s TIAG Personal Advisors can be accessed in various places through out the borough to discuss with young people their education employment and training options including apprenticeships and help them plan their next steps.:

Barnsley: Tesco – Stairfoot.  Every Wednesday 2:00 till 4:30

Dearne:  IKIC Young Peoples Centre, Goldthorpe. Every Wednesday between 2 and 4 pm

Hoyland:  Job Club at The Komplex (please use the entrance to The Komplex and not the school entrance) Every Monday between 1 and 3 pm

Athersley:  Roundhouse Lifelong Learning Centre, Mondays 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Wombwell: IKIC Young Peoples Centre High Street,  Every Tuesday between 1:00 and 3:00 pm

Penistone: Library Every Tuesday between 10:00 and 2:00pm

Alternatively call 01226 775270 and ask for your Personal Advisor or the TIAG team

What can the TIAG Team offer you?
•Impartial, unbiased, independent information and guidance •Access to PCs for job search

We can help with:
•Completing application forms •Creating a CV •Interviews

Provide Information on:
•Up to date Apprenticeships and Training Opportunities in the local area •Benefit Advice

After leaving school: For your parents/carers to access Child Benefit when you have left full time education you MUST be registered at your IKIC Young Person’s Centre.

Where can I get further help? Child Benefit Helpline Telephone: 0300 302 3100

For customers who are deaf or hearing or speech impaired Telephone: 0300 200 3103

Tax Credits Helpline Telephone: 0345 300 3900 For customers who are deaf or hearing or speech impaired telephone: 0345 300 3909

Child Tax Credit is being replaced by Universal Credit.

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