Colleges and Sixth Forms


Staying in full-time education

You can stay in full-time education at school Sixth Form, sixth form College, or attend a further education college completing level 2 or 3 programmes or other learning courses. This does not have to be the sixth form at your current school take a look at Post 16 Directory where you can explore your options 

Staying in part-time education or training if you are employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours a week

You can spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering while in part-time education or training. If you are not currently in employment, education or training, a great way to get into something is getting some work experience and improving your skills. This will look great on your CV and boost your chances of getting a job or work with training. Volunteers have a 27% better chance of finding a job after being out of work compared to those who don’t volunteer. You will develop new skills, meet new people and gain valuable experience.