College Resources

Careers Advice
Fast tomato is a online career programme for teenagers to help them find a career they may want to go into. Fast tomato has helped millions of teenagers explore different career opportunities.
Prospects aim to help guide young people into making the correct career choices. Find out what career best suits you and what qualifications you need for certain careers.
An online community for teachers, careers professionals and supporters of career development to share news and resources.
Future Learn offer a wide range of courses from Universities and Colleges across the UK. They have launched an area for schools and colleges which allows you to get a taste of University life and careers.
ICould is a small charity providing career inspiration to young people. They support you in searching for a career by inspiring you with real personal video stories, detailed job information and articles which cover everything career-related.
The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.
The National Apprenticeship Service offers advice and information about apprenticeships. Young people can discover: What an apprenticeship is, find and apply for apprenticeships, get the latest news on apprenticeships and schemes and how to apply for vacancies. The website also includes information about how employers can employ an apprenticeship or start their own apprenticeship programme.
UCAS Information
Every student wanting to apply to HE to a College or University has to apply via UCAS.
This guide has been produced for parents to support them with the UCAS undergraduate application process.

Everything you need to know about the new tariff tables can be found in the documents below:

UCAS Tariff Table         Tariff Sheet for Parents

New Tariff FAQ            Key facts about the new tariff



 A application process step by step guide to help students applying to Higher Education via UCAS.


When applying to Colleges and Universities, you need to write a personal statement. Use these resources to help guide you to writing a successful personal statement:

UCAS - Personal Statement Help

Personal Statement Timeline

The University League Tables is where students can type in the degree course they are interested in studying and it will rank Universities and Colleges in the UK on that degree course.

What Uni is a website that helps and supports students find the right University for them.

UniStats is a website that allows you to compare information and data on University and College courses across the UK.

Funding & Support

Student Finance can be a difficult process. Below are files with step by step guides to applying to Student Finance:

Student Finance Support

Undergraduate Student Finance

Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert

Student Finance and Funding - Martin Lewis Show

I have a child or other dependants

Childcare grants



Future Learn.jpg
National Careers Service.jpg
Parent Guide.jpg






What Uni.jpg

Student Finance Explained

Hint & Tips

For Students

Financial Support for Disabled Students and Children in Care

Contact Us


Quick Links

Plume, Maldon's Community Academy

Fambridge Road, Maldon,

Essex, CM9 6AB

Tel: FRC - 01621 854681    

       MRC - 01621 879803


Contact Us