Post-16

Here are some useful links to help you explore options in education, employment and training after Year 11 (Post-16):

Department for Education Post-16 Choices

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

Suffolk:

West Suffolk College

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

Norfolk:

City College Norwich

College of West Anglia, King’s Lynn/Wisbech

East Coast College, Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth

Easton College

Cambridge:

Cambridge Regional College

College of West Anglia, Milton

 

Sixth Form Colleges (SFC)

Suffolk:

Abbeygate Sixth Form College

Suffolk One Sixth Form College

Norfolk:

City College Sixth Form Centre

Dereham SFC

East Norfolk SFC

Lowestoft SFC

Paston College SFC (part of City College)

Cambridge:

Hills Road Sixth Form College

Long Road Sixth Form College

 

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Internships

see Apprenticeship links on FE Colleges websites and:

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

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


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.

 

National Careers Week

Apprenticeships

Careers Programme

Careers Update

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Higher Education (HE)

Parents/Carers

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Post-16

Useful Careers Websites

Virtual/ Online Work Experience