Further Education is where you are based at a college or 6th form and study for qualifications from foundation learning to BTECs and A-levels.

Further Education is where you are based at a college or sixth form and study for qualifications from foundation learning to BTECs and A-levels.

How to decide?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each option?

 

Supported Internship

Apprenticeship

Further Education

Traineeship

Advantages

  • real work experience
  • just for young people with an EHCP so work place will be aware of inclusivity
  • minimum of 26 weeks on work placement
  • useful experience to add to CV
  • some professional qualifications gained sooner
  • free training and studies
  • paid NMW whilst on apprenticeship
  • focus on training for a specific job
  • can gain degree through scheme
  • can study degree after scheme
  • some professions require A-levels or a degree
  • gives maximum career flexibility
  • can work part-time
  • emphasis is on education, learning and/or specific career
  • ability to network with peers
  • can gain work experience in longer holidays
  • real work experience
  • opportunity to gain invaluable work experience
  • traineeship can be from 6 weeks to a year (though most last for less than 6 months)
  • training is also provided
  • can lead to apprenticeship or employment

Disadvantages

  • Unpaid
  • 12 months commitment
  • No guarantee of a job
  • not available with all professions
  • limited networking opportunity
  • working while studying can be challenging
  • can limit career path
  • no job guarantees afterwards
  • may have to compete with graduates for jobs
  • requires certain level of GCSE qualification
  • qualifying for some professions takes a long time
  • student finances
  • no guarantee of a job afterwards
  • unpaid
  • must be unemployed and 16 to 24 years old
  • no guarantee of a job

Other things to consider

  • will you enjoy your course and will it get you closer to where you want to be?

Money

  • will you be able to afford this route? Are there any grants to help you? 
  • will you want or need an advocate for you at meetings? If so who?

Moving on support

  • What sort of support will you get to help you move to your new education provider?

Transport

  • how will you get to where you need to be and how long will it take? 
  • how much will it cost?

Regular support

  • what extra support do you need and will you get it (if you have one will your EHCP continue)?

Travel Information

The post-16 travel assistance that we provide is covered by the Post-16 transport policy statement and is published on the 31 of May each year for consideration on all September course intakes.

Transport to sixth form or college page.

Further education providers

Type of provision Name of provider Location Qualifications available More information
  Entry level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 / A-levels / T-level Clip Prospectus Other

Specialist School

Springwater School

Harrogate

Yes

 

 

 

Springwater school sixth form video

 

 

Specialist School

The Dales

Northallerton

Yes

 

 

 

Welcome to The Dales school video

 

 

Specialist School

Wellburn Hall School

Helmsley

Yes

 

 

 

 

Welburn Hall school prospectus

 

Specialist School

Springhead School

Scarborough

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Sixth Form

Scarborough Sixth Form

Scarborough

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Specialist School

Brompton Hall

Scarborough

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

College

Askham Bryan College

York

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Welcome to Askham Bryan college video

 

 

College

Evolve (Ripon)

Ripon

Yes

Yes

 

 

Evolve college guide

Evolve college guide

 

College

Harrogate College

Harrogate

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Harrogate college introduction

 

 

College

Prior Pursglove College 

Guisborough

 

 

Yes

Yes

Prior Pursglove video

 

 

College

Darlington College

Darlington

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Darlington college social story

 

 

College

Middlesbrough College

Middlesbrough

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Middlesborough college virtual tour

 

Middlesborough college special educational needs guide

College

Stockton and Riverside College

Stockton

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Welcome to Stockton riverside college video

Course Guides Stockton riverside college

 

College

York College

York

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Something for everyone video

 

 

College

Bishop Burton College

Beverley

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bishop burton virtual tour

 

 

College

Scarborough Tec

Scarborough

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Learner support, advice and guidance and support services

College

Scarborough UTC

Scarborough

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Sixth Form

Caedmon College Whitby

Whitby

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Prospectus - Caedmon College

 

Sixth Form

Whitby Sixth Form

Whitby

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Whitby sixth form virtual tour

 

 

Specialist School

KTS Academy

Redcar and Cleveland

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

College

Selby College

Selby

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Selby college Bing page

 

 

Personalised Learning College

Northallerton PLC

Northallerton

 

 

 

 

Northallerton personal learning college virtual tour

PLP hub prospectus

 

Personalised Learning College

Harrogate PLC

Harrogate

 

 

 

 

 

Harrogate personal learning college promotional video

 

Personalised Learning College

Veloheads Post 16 study programme

Harrogate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personalised Learning College

Scarborough PLC

Scarborough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sixth Form

Northallerton School and Sixth Form

Northallerton

 

 

 

Yes

 

Prospectus and Curriculum - Northallerton School and Sixth Form College

 

Sixth Form

Thirsk School and Sixth Form

Thirsk

 

 

 

Yes

Thirsk School and Sixth Form College

 

 

Sixth Form

St Aidans School

Harrogate

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Sixth Form

Wensleydale School and Sixth Form

Leyburn

 

 

 

Yes

An Introduction to Post 16 at The Wensleydale Business and Innovation Centre

 

 

Sixth Form

Stokesley School and Sixth Form College

Stokesley

 

 

 

Yes

 

Prospectus and Curriculum - Stokesley School and Sixth Form College

 

Other

Disability Action Yorkshire

Harrogate

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The above table is some of the post 16 options open to you.

Webinar links

We intend to run webinars approximately 2 to 3 times a year including employer question and answers, Caseworker question and answers and provider question and answers.

Moving on event webinar

Moving on event webinar coming soon, check back for the date and time. The first Moving on event webinar will be focussed on supported internships. The webinar will give young people, parents, carers and professionals the opportunity to learn more about supported internships, speak with a provider and arrange future visits and appointments.