Planning for the future can feel a bit overwhelming, especially when there are so many things to consider. The Wave Academy work in partnership with Careers South West (CWS). This is an independent service that can provide information, advice and support to our students and their families.

There is a link to the website below.

Once on the home page go down to the bottom and click on the link to 'young people'. In here you will find information on the following topics:

  • What are my options?
  • What sort of work can I do?
  • What if I need extra support because I have a special education need or a disability?
  • Information for families
  • Information for professionals
  • Useful links
  • Information about careers, CVs, job interviews
  • Advice and information on the career options available in the South West
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • Information about personal development courses, starting a business, and funding for courses Informed Choices to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.
  • University and higher education including Degree Level Apprenticeships
  • Volunteering information

We hope that this website will answer many of your questions and point you towards a range of useful information.

CSW provide personal advice. Contact details can be found below or via the website

Phone: 0800 97 55 111

Calls are free and you'll be connected to the CSW Plymouth Office. From there you will be re-directed to your nearest centre.

You can get your questions answered by email. Email:

Adviser Online: You can talk to an advisor by live webchat using the Adviser Online Service. Monday to Friday midday to 6 pm. Please visit the 'contact us' page on the CSW website ( ) to access the service.

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