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YOUNG people in Barnsley can get the lowdown on their prospects for the future with a new online service.

Barnsley Council has funded the UCAS Progress service, provided by the UK’s university application handlers, to allow young people and their parents to check out a directory of local learning opportunities, including BTECs, A-Levels and apprenticeships via a website.

Coun Tim Cheetham, Barnsley Council cabinet member for young people and families, said: “Using UCAS Progress, students can find out information about schools, academies, colleges and training providers, and view information by course, provider or on a map.”

Visit the website www.ucasprogress.com for more information.