Source of Careers Help - Post 16 Providers

Post 16 Training and Education Options
 
These websites are useful for generating course ideas and looking for other education and training providers. 
 
Our Local Colleges and Training Providers
 
 

For more general information about colleges options try…. 

Apprenticeships

For pupils hoping to enter the world of work immediately after GCSEs, apprenticeships are a fantastic way to get work experience AND qualifications, whilst earning a wage. Further information is below:

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/ - Interested in an apprenticeship after GCSEs or Sixth Form? This website is a great starting point.

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk: This site tells you everything you need to know about apprenticeships. It provides the detailed guidance on these real jobs, the salaries, the training content and which opportunities are available. To look at live vacancies search https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship.

http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/ - Further information and advice on apprenticeships

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ - NOT keen on University?? This website is great for researching alternative options (including HIGHER apprenticeships)

Traineeships
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/traineeships.gov.uk: Not quite ready for a full apprenticeship, or struggling to secure one? A traineeship is ideal for gaining work experience, skills and confidence! This site tells you everything you need to know about traineeships. It provides the detailed guidance on these work experience with training programmes. To look at live vacancies search https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship
 
Supported Internships 
 
Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, or an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Supported internships are unpaid, and last for a minimum of six months. Wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. Alongside their time at the employer, young people complete a personalised study programme which includes the chance to study for relevant substantial qualifications, if appropriate, and English and maths. You can find out more at Preparing for Adulthood.
 

University

Pupils who achieve good GCSE results and progress onto advanced studies could be considering university to obtain a degree. Some careers (for example medicine, dentistry, veterinary science etc) will demand university studies. Further research is available below:

www.ucas.com – Thinking about going on to University? UCAS is the main way of applying to university by completing an online application – however the website is a great way of researching ANY UK degree course and find out about entry requirements etc.

http://university.which.co.uk/ - Not sure which university to go to or what to study? This website has some great tips.

https://www.whatuni.com/ - start comparing and contrasting universities based on your subjects and expected grades.

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/ - includes regional and national rankings and comparisons of UK universities