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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Post 18 pathways

At 18 students may choose to enter Higher Education (please see useful links and names below) or students may seek an apprenticeship or enter a FE college (see the other sections of the Redborne website for more information) or enter employment or self-employment (please see the section below).

The Unifrog site, for which Redborne has a licence, is an excellent ‘all in one place’ resource for our students to use. Each student has their own log-in.

If students wish to they could also access the following  useful websites: 

Local Higher Education Providers

The University of Bedfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire

Buckingham University

The University of Cambridge

Bedford College

Barnfield College


Student Ladder   apprenticeship programmes, work placements, internships & graduate schemes.

Higher Education :

UCAS - undergraduate advice 

Russell Group of Universities

Russell Group -Informed Choices

Oxbridge – Useful links

Applying  and more advice on applying. 

Entering Employment

A large number of employers offer school leaver programmes which may be Higher Level Apprenticeships but not necessarily. Students will find Unifrog a very useful source of information and Student Ladder at

A large number of employment sectors have professional institutes/associations which often offer industry specific qualifications as well as advice on entering the sector and, sometimes, vacancy search tools.

For example:

Online job boards enable you to search opportunities with ease. For example:, Reed, Total Jobs, Indeed and Jobs Today 

Becoming Self-Employed

The Government offers information here  and a Business Support Helpline

Business Support Helpline (England)   Telephone: 0300 456 3565    Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

There are a number of government schemes which provide financial help to start-up business.

Contact Us

Flitwick Road, Ampthill,
MK45 2NU

01525 404462