Options when you're 16
By now, you will have received your GCSE and A-Level results. No matter how you did, we want you to know that there is support available to you. Whether you’re considering further education, skills training or going into employment, our handy guide will point you in the right direction.
The law states you must stay in education or training until you’re 18. There are 4 different ways you can do this:
1. Study full time
Making choices about the future can feel quite daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Our Young Croydon website offers advice as well as a link to the My Choices at 16+ guide, a directory of course and training information for sixth forms, colleges, training providers in and within easy reach of Croydon.
2. Get a job
Our job brokerage service, Croydon Works offers a free recruitment service for Croydon residents.
3. Earn while you learn
An apprenticeship lets you learn skills and get paid.
- find an apprenticeship with Croydon council
- find an apprenticeship with local businesses through Croydon Apprenticeship Academy
4. Volunteer 20+ hours a week with accredited learning
The following websites may be of use when looking for volunteering opportunities.
Still not sure what to do
- look through the change to My Choices at 16+ guide
- contact us (using the details below) if you'd like support choosing your next step
Travel assistance for post 16
Visit our schools travel webpage for information on post-16 travel assistance.