Free careers research services from SACU

Don’t pay unnecessary subscriptions when you and your students can use all this for free

I just don’t know what I want to do in the future?

The Spartan Test is an incredibly easy to use, visual careers quiz. You need no prior knowledge. You don’t need to have started planning your future yet. All you need to do is choose a picture. By selecting images that best represent you, again and again, we can show you personalised clickable careers, apprenticeships and degree clouds. This signed in service is completely free and you can return to it again and again.

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    Used by tens of thousands of UK students

    Hundreds of schools and thousands of students can’t be wrong – a great starting place for year 11s and 12s

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    Perfect if your students don't know where to start

    There are no right or wrong answers, each student gets their own personalised career cloud to help them take that first step…

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    Provides an easy way in to researching future options

    Simply select which picture best represent you

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    All future options covered

    No student is left behind, we link to the very latest job vacancies, apprenticeships, FE and HE courses

I don’t know if my A-Levels are right for this degree?

SACU has the only A-Level matching tool based on real students outcomes. Our data comes straight from HESA and shows the A-Level subjects held by every student placed through UCAS in 2015. It’s as simple as entering your A-Levels and seeing a cloud of degree subjects where students with these A-Levels were placed.

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    The only place to match your A-levels to a personalised degree cloud

    Based on real student outcomes and designed to help you make the right choice for you.

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    See actual A-level combinations by course, by subject and by university group

    What were the most popular combination of A-Levels on that degree?

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    Helping YR11 students choose the right A-Levels for them

    See at a glance if choosing that A-Level helps or hinders your chances of getting on that degree

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    Helping YR12/13 students make the best degree choice for them

    Don’t waste a UCAS application by applying for a course where you are taking a required A-Level

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    100% free - for students, teachers, careers advisers, parents

    Not just for students, your careers team can use the tool to get the facts on which subjects are necessary

I need help finding apprenticeships I can do close to home.

Built to support the National Apprenticeship Week, our Apprenticeship Explore tool helps students and advisers research possible apprenticeship options. Users can explore the full range of apprenticeship information with links to the government’s website with the latest vacancies in your local area.

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    Explore all types of Apprenticeships

    We hold links to the very latest apprenticeships

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    Explore where each apprenticeship could take you

    See information on the careers that each apprenticeship could lead to

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    View current vacancies available in your local area

    Only ever one click away from seeing the latest apprenticeship vacancies in your area

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    Linking to the very latest information on the Apprenticeship Service

    Add in services to your portfolio that directly help you complete the UCAS application

I don’t know what I should be comparing when choosing my degree course?

The free Research Zone allows you to keep all your research activities in one place. All the courses, apprenticeships and careers you bookmark will be accessible here and you can compare possible courses against each other across a number of different factors. A handy checklist will keep you moving through your research journey and there is a place to keep notes of what you find.

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    Personalised Research area

    Never lose that degree course, apprenticeship or career you’ve spent all day finding

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    Keep all your bookmarked courses, careers & apprenticeships in one place

    Create a long list and a short list of all your possible futures

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    Easy to use comparison features

    Compare degrees by university offer rates, distance from home, student satisfaction, points on entry, employment rates, future salary expectations and much more

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    Access all the free SACU research tools from one place

    The best tool available in one place to make students’ research a breeze

How can I see which careers will have good job prospects?

The LMI Explore tool allows you to explore the very latest Labour Market Information; everything from the estimated average weekly hours worked by profession to the unemployment rates by region. Understand where future skills shortages are predicted and look at charts relating to the number of job postings made in the previous 4 years by sector. All powered by the fantastic ‘LMI for All’

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    UK labour market projections

    Is that career expanding or contracting over the next 5-10 years

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    Unemployment by region

    See how unemployment varies for this career by region / country

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    Weekly pay by region / Estimated pay by age

    You would be surprised to see how the salary for some careers vary by region and age

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    Showing thousands of the latest Job Vacancies

    For each career we link you to active live job vacancies in your area…see what the future holds

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