Here are some useful links to help you explore options in education, employment and training after Year 11 (post-16):
Students: remember to use your Xello careers account to explore post-16 education and career options in more depth.
What are the choices?
Post-16, students can choose to:
- study A Levels at a school Sixth Form or Sixth Form College (SFC)
- study for a Vocational qualification (e.g. BTEC, NVQs, City and Guilds, Diplomas) at a Sixth Form College/ Further Education (FE) College
- study T-Levels at an FE college or SFC where these are offered
- apply for an apprenticeship
- apply for a traineeship
- apply for an internship
- work part-time or volunteer (20 hours or more per week) alongside education or training (part-time) until the age of 18 years
The Department for Education (DofE) has summarised the above choices in this video
For information on what different qualification levels mean, click here
What is Further Education and how do Diploma courses compare to A levels?
Find out more here
Here is a presentation (June 2022) aimed at Year 10 students about T-Levels and Vocational (job/career-related) qualifications.
Note: Click on Enable Editing, then Enable Content at the top of the presentation, before clicking on the Slideshow icon
Year 10 parents and carers: Click here to register for the Eastern Colleges virtual Post-16 Options Information Event on 30 June 6-7pm
Click here for a full list (and website links) of School Sixth Forms and Sixth Form Colleges (SFCs) across Suffolk and Norfolk.
Year 10s – It’s time to book onto college Open Events for 2022!
Here is a list of Open Events from July to November 2022 at a range of colleges in our region.
These events are aimed at Year 10 students (and their parents and carers) as well as Year 10s moving into Year 11 in Autumn 2022.
Below is a summary list of Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges in East Anglia broken down by region:
Further Education (FE) Colleges
Sixth Form Colleges
Click here for a PowerPoint presentation about student life at Abbeygate SFC
Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Internships
see Apprenticeship links on FE College websites and:
For more information:
Visit related pages on the Careers site: Apprenticeships, Higher Education (HE), Parents/Carers, Useful Careers Websites and Virtual Work Experience pages on this Careers website.