Here are some useful links to help you explore options in education, employment and training after Year 11 (Post-16):
What is Further Education and how do Diploma courses compare to A levels?
Find out more here
Next Steps after Year 11: West Suffolk College have produced a new follow-up video for Year 11 students and their parents/carers. The video provides a guide to applications, resources, virtual tours and a Q&A section. For more information, please click here
What are the choices?
Post-16, students can choose to:
- apply to study A Levels at a school Sixth Form or Sixth Form College (SFC)
- apply to study for a Vocational qualification (e.g. BTEC, Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma) or T-Levels at a Further Education (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
Further Education (FE) Colleges
Sixth Form Colleges (SFC)
Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Internships
see Apprenticeship links on FE Colleges websites and:
For more information:
Visit related pages on the Careers site: Apprenticeships/Job Opportunities, Higher Education (HE), Parents/Carers, Useful Careers Websites and Virtual Work Experience pages on this Careers website.
Students: Use our Xello careers platform to explore college and career options in more depth.