A new online resource will make it easier for pupils to make choices about their post-16 future.
The post-16 courses database, which is to be introduced in September this year, will contain comprehensive details of education and training courses across the country.
An operational guide has been published by the government setting out the information that education and training providers must supply for the database.
Skills minister Nick Boles said the resource "will become one of the main routes through which young people find out about their options and make key decisions about their future".
Any organisation will be able to present the accurate, up-to-date information in the online resource to young people, schools and parents in user-friendly ways.
The database forms part of a number of measures aimed at benefiting youngsters post-16, including ensuring those who do not achieve at least a grade C in English or maths continue studying the subjects up to the age of 18.
Posted by Alan Douglas