Before You Go
Advice & Information
If you are planning to travel in your Gap Year we recommend spending a few
minutes getting further info on travel essentials before you go to guarantee
that your trip is safe as well as fun!
Planning to travel alone in remote regions? These training providers offer courses designed to help you prepare for your trip and be aware of the kind of risks that you can encounter so that you can maintain your own personal safety and security. Some courses even teach you personal first aid and basic survival techniques. Click below to view further information on the wide range of courses available.
One-day courses held weekly in Central London and occasionally at other UK-wide locations. More info..
If you are planning to do a training course during your gap year you may be eligible for funding via a Career Development Loan. A CDL is a deferred repayment bank loan to help you pay for vocational learning or education. The Department for Education and Skills pays the interest on your loan while you are learning and for up to one month afterwards. You can get more info from the National CDL enquiry line: 0800 585 505 or visit the DfES web site at www.lifelonglearning.co.uk/cdl/
How does a Gap year fit in with your other education and learning-related choices? This government information site outlines the wide range of career choices available as well as funding opportunties for further study before or after a gap year. Click here for more info on Career Choices.
When You Get Back
Click below for useful links whatever your plans...
Going to University...?
Looking for a job...?