Post 16 Destinations
What are Post 16 Pathways?
Post 16 pathways are what you do after you finish your GCSEs.
By law, you are required to 'be in education' until you turn 18. This can be studying full time: academic or vocational routes. Or it can be an apprenticeship or job with training, because you are still attending 'education'.
This diagram explains the different post 16 (and also Post 18) Pathways available
Other Local Educational Institutions
What are Apprenticeships?
An Apprenticeship is a real job with training, which allows trainees to earn while they learn, as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries, from engineering to accountancy, public relations to veterinary nursing.
Apprenticeships are available up to degree level and above.
Find out more here: What is an apprenticeship?
What do the different levels mean?
Which one is right for you?
- Intermediate: 3 x GCSEs (including maths and English) grade 3 or more
- Advanced: 5 x GCSEs (including maths and English) grade 5 or more
- Higher/degree: A-levels / BTEC
How do I find an apprenticeship?
There are lots of websites that help you find an apprenticeship. Here are links to some main ones:
- Information about the types of apprenticeships, latest vacancies etc
- The government's main apprenticeship search engine
- UCAS apprenticeship search page
- UniFrog - they have a fantastic search engine too!
- Success at school Advice concerning apprenticeships for different employment sectors:
What are Degree Apprenticeships?