Careers - Post 16 Options

"Students are given good quality careers education and advice to ensure that choices for courses and future destinations are balanced and realistic." (Ofsted)

Careers - Post 16 Options

Since 2013, all young people are required to continue to participate in education or training until at least their 18th birthday.

As you approach the end of Year 11 there are many things you need to consider with regards to your future plans- for example

  • What career you want to do in the future. Some jobs will require you to get specific qualifications or follow a particular pathway. The National Careers Service can help guide you with this.
  • Your predicted grades –Certain courses require certain grades as will certain institutions. Make sure you can achieve what you need. See the qualification guide for help deciding what level course is right for you.
  • How and where you prefer studying- are you more practical or academic? Do you enjoy the school environment or would a college situation appeal more?

There are lots of things that you can do after year 11, including:

  • full-time study in Sixth Form, Further Education college or with a training provider
  • full-time work or volunteering combined with regulated part-time education or training
  • an apprenticeship or traineeship

You can find out more about your Post 16 options by visiting the National Careers Service or the websites below-


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Please click here for local Sixth Form providers to help you explore what is right for you.


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