16+ Education, training and jobs support
Did you know that if you were born on or after 1 September 1997, you must stay in some form of education or training until your 18th birthday? You can do this in 1 of 4 ways:
- Study full-time; for example. at a school 6th form or college.
- Work and study for a qualification; for example, take an Apprenticeship.
- Study part-time whilst you work for an employer, yourself or
- Volunteer (for 20+ hours per week).
Whichever pathway you choose, you will need to achieve at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English (this is equivalent to a Level 2 in Functional Skills Maths and English).
Search for courses, services & opportunities
In addition to asking your parents/carers, teachers or other adults in your life, there are many other sources of information that can help you.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 years, or up to age 25 if you who have an education, health and care plan (EHCP), there is a range of organisations that offer courses, jobs with training, events and other opportunities.
There is information on:
- work experience
- careers info and advice
- training providers
- health and wellbeing
- physical activities
- creative arts