Options for Post 16 and Higher Education

Post 16 Education

There are number of options for Post 16 Education, from joining Sexey’s Sixth to traineeships and appenticeships.

Sexey’s Sixth Form offers a range of subjects at A Level and BTEC the link to the subjects offered and curriculum can be found here

Other local colleges and Sixth Form’s will offer a mixture of A Levels and BTEC courses.

A number of Post 16 Colleges will offer a range of a T Level courses. Locally this includes:

Watch a six-minute video to find out about T Levels here: What Are T Levels

Watch this one min video summarising Subjects you can do as a T level

Subject videos: Business & Admin and Science

Traineeships – A skills development programme for 16-24 year olds, includes an unpaid work placement and designed to help you get ready for an apprenticeship. Traineeships can last between six weeks to one year – watch the video here

For more information and to see current vacancies please visit Somerset Skills & Learning pre apprenticeships

National Apprenticeships

You can take an Apprenticeship after GCSEs…

Find out the basic information on apprenticeships here

You can find live vacancies on the The National Apprenticeship website here

Or after College and Sixth form – get your degree for free!! Find out more here

Information for parents can be found here

An inspiring full-length film featuring a wide range of apprentices in green roles, from organisations including Amazon, GEA and Leonardo – watch the video here – Green Apprenticeships Film – Amazing Apprenticeships

For further, individual advice about Careers and Apprenticeships, contact wwatson@sexeys.somerset.sch.uk

Higher Education

Higher Education at university or a college may seem a long way off, but it can be helpful to know what the options are. Of course, many young people choose not to go to university and there are lots of sources of information about ‘non-uni’ choices.

The UCAS website provides lots of information about going to university and how to apply.

Local universities in Somerset, Cornwall, Devon and Dorset include:

Higher Education courses are also available via the Open University.

You may decide after Higher Education that you would like to do an apprenticeship instead of progressing on to University. Find out about higher and degree apprenticeships.

You can get information about different universities in the UK and overseas at:

The Complete University Guide

The Guardian University Guide

The Sunday Times University Guide (subscription required)