Post 16 options booklet (PDF Download)
The Post 16 options booklet provides information on ideas and options open to young people after Year 11.
Did you know that you are now required to continue in education or training until your 18th birthday, or until you have gained a level 3 qualification (whichever comes first)?
Local colleges and Sixth forms offer a wide range of courses at different levels depending on your GCSE results.
Vocational based qualifications including at Entry level, levels 1, 2 and 3
Priestley is one of the first colleges in the country, and the first locally, to be offering T-Levels from September 2020.The two-year technical courses have been developed with employers to help you gain the skills and knowledge to secure highly skilled employment, a higher apprenticeship or higher-level study.
T-Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement that will give you the chance to apply this theory and gain genuine experience of the workplace.
Around 80% of your time will be spent at college with the remaining 20% being spent at your placement. This will give you the opportunity to develop the employability skills you need for your chosen career
Apprenticeships allow you to work and learn at the same time usually four days a week in the workplace and one day working towards qualifications linked to your chosen area of work. For further information have a look at our Apprenticeships and Training Page
If you don’t feel that you are quite ready for an Apprenticeship after Year 11 you can carry out a Traineeship.
Traineeships are designed to provide you with the necessary training enabling you to progress onto employment or an Apprenticeship.
If you are considering finding a job after leaving year 11 you need to make sure that you are working towards a qualification as well.
This could mean working as well as studying at college or you might like to think about changing your job into an Apprenticeship.
(If you would like to consider this as an option you can contact Warrington-LiFE for more information)
Last Updated: 11th November 2019
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