You can find information to support course choices here:
A range of qualifications offered to aid transition into the world of work or access Higher Education.
My World Of Work
Employment, Apprenticeships, and Training
The Guarantee is a website with information and opportunities for jobs, training an apprenticeships.
The Edinburgh College Website details the Edinburgh College courses that are available to school pupils in S5/6.
The Curriculum Map Booklet shows how the School College Partnership courses can integrate with college/university courses. This is helpful in thinking about different routes into employment: Curriculum map booklet.
University is a great opportunity for learning. Many pupils go to University straight from school, others got to college for a year or two first. Either way of getting into University is fine, follow the route that suits you best.
It is important that you understand the range of courses available and the entry requirements for the different courses. These can vary greatly between different universities and courses, it is important you do your homework and make choices for S5/6 that will help you meet your goals.
You can find the details of Scottish Universities at this link.
You can find the list of all British Universities at this link.
An apprenticeship after school can be a great way of moving forward in the world of work. You can earn while you learn in a huge range of different types of job. Find out more at apprenticeships.scot. You can even start a Foundation Apprenticeship whilst you are at school.