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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

Understanding Qualifications
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 aimed at Year 10 students about T-Levels and Vocational (job/career-related) qualifications.
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lick on Enable Editing, then Enable Content at the top of the presentation, before clicking on the Slideshow icon 

Post-16 Provision

Click here for a full list (and website links) of School Sixth Forms and Sixth Form Colleges (SFCs) across Suffolk and Norfolk.

Year 10:  It’s time to begin booking your Sixth Form and College Open Events for 2023!
A list of upcoming Open Events in 2023 at a range of sixth forms and colleges in our region will be published here shortly.
These events are aimed at Year 10 students (and any Year 11 students who still need to decide on their post-16 destination) and their parents and carers.

Below is a summary list of Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges in East Anglia broken down by region:

Further Education (FE) Colleges


West Suffolk College

Suffolk New College (including Suffolk Rural, Ipswich and On the Coast campuses)


City College Norwich

College of West Anglia, King’s Lynn/Wisbech

East Coast College, Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth

Easton College


Cambridge Regional College

College of West Anglia, Milton


Sixth Form Colleges


Abbeygate Sixth Form College

Click here for a PowerPoint presentation about student life at Abbeygate SFC

One Sixth Form College


City College Sixth Form Centre

Dereham SFC

East Norfolk SFC

Lowestoft SFC

Paston College SFC (part of City College)


Hills Road Sixth Form College

Long Road Sixth Form College

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Internships

see Apprenticeship links on FE College websites and:

Internships and volunteering | Undergraduate, 16-18 Choices | UCAS

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.


National Careers Week 2023



Careers Programme

2022-23 Year 11 Destinations Data

Employability Skills

Higher Education (HE)

LMI (Labour Market Information)

Our Alumni

Parents and Carers



SEND and Careers

Useful Careers Websites

Work Experience (WEX)