Education and careers for 14 to 19 year olds

Information, advice and guidance for young people aged from 14 to 19 and up to 25 for those children with special educational needs or disabilities is provided by Connexions Bury. The service has achieved the matrix quality standard, a government approved award to organisations that provide a consistently high quality level of independent and impartial information, advice, guidance and support.

Independent advice and guidance on:

Information about the following:

  • Health
  • Drugs and alcohol issues
  • Relationships
  • Volunteering
  • Housing
  • Teenage pregnancy and parenting
  • Bullying
  • Money matters
  • Hobbies

What to do next

If you need information, advice and guidance on any of the above you can call us to arrange an appointment or to talk to a personal adviser, drop in to see a personal adviser or contact us.

Further useful websites and information

14 to 16 provision

Bury Council has researched a list of alternative provision available to 14 to 16 year old school pupils. The list is not exhaustive and will be updated on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in any of the provision listed, please contact the provider to find out more about what they offer.



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Bury Council is a delivery partner in the ESF RAISE project which is a programme funded by the European Union. This Greater Manchester programme is co-ordinated and managed overall by The Growth Company.

The programme is primarily for young people in Year 11 at school who are at risk of becoming unemployed.  It involves a qualified Connexions adviser working with individual students in their last year of school, providing them with enhanced careers information, advice and guidance and other support. This additional support is to help each young person overcome any barriers to making a successful transition to education, employment or training.

For further information contact Jenny Mills at Connexions Bury.

Tel: 0161 253 7761

ESF NEET Project 2016-18

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Bury Council is a delivery partner in the ESF NEET Project coordinated by Career Connect. The project is for young people aged 15 to 18 and 19 to 24 if they have a learning difficulty and/or disability. Connexions and Bury, Employment, Support and Training (BEST) will be working with over 300 young people over the life of the project (until March 2018) who are not in education, employment or training or at risk of becoming so. The aim is help young people, particularly those who are vulnerable, to engage in employment, education, traineeships and apprenticeships.

pdf icon BEST Case Study [103kb] - As an illustration of how the project can help young people, BEST has supplied this case study of one young person they have been working with.

For more information please contact:

  • Vilma O'Shea - 0161 253 5983

  • Roger Pakeman - 0161 253 7469

European Social Fund income and payments 2013-14 and 2014-15

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pdf icon Bury Council Supply Chain Fees and Charges to be viewed alongside our Fees and Charges Policy 2013-14 and 2014-15 [39kb] - This return shows the income received for the Investing in Young Bury ESF Project and payments to providers for the last two academic years in which the project was operating.


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