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Acquaint yourself with the different Post-16 options and routes available in the region to you or anyone you’re supporting.

Post 16

If you’re coming to the end of your school life, or you’re supporting someone who is, there are plenty of Post-16 options available to you in the region to continue your education and training.

Whichever route you choose, you will be linked to a Sixth Form College, School Sixth Form, Further Education (FE) College or Specialist College. Each of these offers different courses, pathways and opportunities at different levels, including Apprenticeships.

In the world of education, there are 9 levels, all the way up to a Doctorate at Level 9. Generally, you will have to complete one level before moving on to the next. So, here’s an overview of the first 4 levels which may cover some of the post-16 options offered by the colleges and sixth forms and what they can lead to.

Level 1
GCSE’s 1-3 NVQ Level 1, Introduction Diploma, Certificate, Cache Diploma, Skills for Working Life, Functional Skills Level 1, OCR Nationals/Foundation

Level 2
Five GCSE’s grade 4-9, NVQ Level 2, BTEC First Diploma, Functional Skills Level 2, OCR Nationals, Cambridge Technicals Level 2

Level 3
Minimum of 2 A Levels, NVQ Level 3, BTEC Awards, Certificates & Diplomas at Level 3, BTEC Extended Diplomas, OCR Nationals, Cambridge Technicals Level 3

Level 4
Degree, Foundation Degree, HNC or HND, NVQ Level 4/5 FULL

Read more about your Post 16 options by downloading our guides.

Student Guide
Parent Guide

For more information about Post 16 options, we’ve included some links to trusted sources below.

National Careers Service – Helping Young People
Talking Futures – Pathways From 16+
UCAS – Further Education
Humber Outreach Programme

Further Education Colleges

Bishop Burton College

East Riding College

Hull College

Sixth Form Colleges

Wilberforce Sixth Form College

Wyke Sixth Form College

School / Academy Sixth Form

Archbishop Sentamu Academy Sixth Form

Beverley Joint 6th

Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College

Hessle High School Sixth Form

Holderness Academy & Sixth Form College

Longcroft School and Sixth Form College

Sirius West Academy College

South Hunsley Sixth Form

St Mary’s College Sixth Form

Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College

Specialist Post-16 Providers

The Boulevard Centre

Frederick Holmes School

Ganton Special School

Kings Mill School

Northcott School

Riverside School

St Anne’s School and Sixth Form College

Tweendykes School

Case Study on Apprenticeship

We have created these case studies in collaboration with Women in Manufacturing and Engineering (WiME) with the aim to inspire more young women to consider apprenticeship routes.

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