Welcome to Access Southampton


Finishing compulsory education when you’re 18 is an exciting time and there are lots of different options to help you pursue your ideal career.


Not yet at level 3? Increase your options by continuing at FE College. Look on the post 16 page for local learning.

Degree Apprenticeships

If you know what career you want to pursue, you might be able to get a qualification while you are in paid work. You can do a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship in a range of different jobs, without the tuition fees.


For anyone 18 and over

  • UCAS Course search, entry requirements and more. This is your one stop site.
  • Which University helps you look at what to study, where to go and how to get there
  • The Southern Universities Network helps you to find outreach activities to support you to engage in Higher Education in the south.
  • The Scholarship Hub the place to find funding for UK/EU under and post graduate study + Degree Apprenticeship schemes. Provides detail on thousands of scholarships, awards and bursaries designed to widen access to Universities.
  • Uni4Me gives you access to online events, activities and resources from UK higher education organisations that support your learning and enable you to find out more about your future opportunities.


Rate My Placement – search and apply for internships and paid placements in the UK

Target Jobs – job search and internship website for graduates

Prospects – find jobs and postgraduate study

Supported internships for young people with education, health and care plans at City College Southampton

Internships at Southampton City Council



  • Do-it offers information about volunteering opportunities
  • Southampton Voluntary Services provide a drop in for volunteering advice as well as an up to date list of voluntary jobs in the city


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