Barnsley Virtual School

Reach for the stars - believe in yourself and anything's possible

What are your aspirations? Where do you see yourself in ten years' time? 

As your corporate parents, we'll do everything we can to help you achieve your ambitions. 

Whatever your aspirations - from going to university to learning a trade, working in public services or industry, we'll help you to choose the right courses, work experiences, and apprenticeships to make sure you get to where you want to be.

Targeted information, advice and guidance service

The targeted information, advice and guidance service(TIAG) is there to help you make important decisions about what job or career you want in the future.

When you leave school, there are lots of things you can do:

  • stay in full time education at a sixth form or college and take either A levels or a vocational qualification
  • get an apprenticeship and earn while you learn
  • take a part-time course and combine it with at least 20 hours of voluntary work
  • go into work-based learning if you aren’t ready yet for an apprenticeship. You'll get some work experience, gain some vocational qualifications, and brush up on your maths, English and IT skills

TIAG personal advisers

Our team of TIAG personal advisers will work with you to make sure you choose the right option for you.

They'll give you the right advice to help you fulfil your potential, aim high, achieve and succeed.

From Year 9, you'll have a named personal adviser.  They can work with you until you turn 21, or 25 if you’re in education or training.


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