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Until 28 February 2022


Over the winter, students in Years 10-11 in UK Schools can take part in our Further Studies Preparation Programme to be in with a chance of winning a range of top prizes.

All you need to do is complete the programme by Monday 28 February 2022 to be in with a chance of winning one of the following:

  • a pair of Apple AirPods
  • £25 restaurant voucher (x5 available)
  • £15 Deliveroo voucher (x5 available)
  • Andy Cope’s book, The Teenagers Guide to Life, the Universe and Being Awesome (x5 available)

The course is devised of six modules and is designed to support students in their current and future studies. Through a variety of activities and videos, you’ll pick up tips you can use right away.

Find out more about the programme, how to enrol and the prize draw terms and conditions below.

Programme overview

Our Further Studies Preparation Programme for students in Years 10-11 covers six exciting topics to give you the confidence you need to succeed. This course will provide you with information and tips to consider when making future study choices, easing any uncertainty you may have about life after Year 11 and helping you to become a more confident and effective learner.

Programme topics:

Topics you'll cover on the Further Studies Preparation Programme include:

  • Guidance on the transition from school to sixth form/college
  • Communication and socialising skills
  • How to study and revise independently
  • Planning for your future and employability tips
  • Finance and budgeting help
  • Useful life skills for now and in the future

How to enrol

Sign up for the Further Studies Preparation Programme in a few simple steps:

  • Register with 'Open Essex'. Follow the step-by-step instructions and remember to write your username and password somewhere safe;
  • Check your inbox. Authorise your Open Essex account using the link provided in the sign-up email;
  • Enrol on the Further Studies Preparation Programme. Log into Open Essex and press ‘enrol me';
  • You're ready to roll! Work your way through each module in your own time. Once you've completed all elements of the programme, you'll have access to a downloadable certificate of achievement!

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions 

  • To be entered into the prize draw, students must be enrolled at a UK school and in Years 10-11 
  • Students must complete all modules of the Further Studies Preparation Programme, including pre-course surveys and the ‘Have your say’ module at the end 
  • On completion of the above, students will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion, which will generate their entry into the prize draw
  • The prize draw will be held on 28 February 2022 and winners will be drawn at random
  • Winners will be notified by email after 28 February – the prize winners’ schools will also be informed
  • Prizes available: Apple AirPods (x1 prize available), £25 restaurant voucher to be used at either Nando’s, Pizza Express, Yo!, Ask Italian, Zizzi, Pizza Hut, Café Rouge or The Real Greek (x5 prizes available), £15 Deliveroo vouchers (x5 prizes available) or a copy of Andy Cope’s book, The Teenagers Guide to Life, the Universe and Being Awesome (x5 copies available)

Not eligible?

If you are in year 12 or 13, or currently undertaking a level 3 qualification such as A Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate and Access to Higher Education courses, why not take part in our Online Study Skills Winter Prize Draw by completing our University Preparation Programme.

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