When student are making their final exam choices, some three or four years before the actual time, this can seem totally daunting – usually they have a vague idea of what they might want to do ‘when they grow up’. Some are absolutely clear from an early age what they want to do – very often this can be nursing, midwifery, physio therapy, dementia care, or any one of the hundreds of different streams of caring for folk who have been ill, or having babies, or are seriously old and now in the tragic throes of dementia.
It is essential to make the right school exam choices if the correct career training can be undertaken as soon as the student is ready. Knowing what kind of training is needed for a particular career choice is paramount early on, before time costly mistakes occur. Ensuring the information is available is the very least careers staff should provide.