Chapter 3 Introductory Level: Future Plans

Young people discussing their future plans.


Watch the video clip below. In the video clip, several young people discuss their plans for the future. The video clips are from a number of different young people who have responded to questions asking them to tell the interviewer about their future plans, such as ‘what would you like to do when you leave college?’.

The young people in the clips attend a specialist college for young people who are unable to access education within mainstream education. This may be important as it is likely that these young people will have had unsettled backgrounds and are likely to have experienced difficulties fitting in in previous mainstream education settings. If you work in a mainstream education setting, you may work with young people whose experiences are not as extreme as those discussed here.


As you watch the video, you may wish to work through the following questions:

  • What sort of ideas do young people have about their futures?
  • What ideas do you have about the implications for supporting the transition from education to employment?

You may find some useful resources to help you with your answer here in Supporting Materials.