All young people must be in some form of education or recognised training until they are 18, and we have a duty as a school to make sure your child is supported to make the right choices.

When a child leaves Heartlands at 16, once they have completed their GCSE’s, they can

  • Study full time education at a school or college e.g. A Levels or Vocational Qualifications;
  • Start an apprenticeship or Traineeship;
  • Be in part time education or training – this must be in addition to employment, self-employment or volunteering for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

How do we support your child to make the right Post 16 choices?

At Heartlands, students have access to a wide range of services to help them make their choices. Each child receives

  • A careers interview with our Careers Advisor, and bespoke support depending on need
  • Post 16 live talks from local colleges and sixth forms
  • Application Support
  • Dedicated careers and pathways sessions during SEARCH days
  • Apprenticeship sessions
  • Careers section in the library
  • Unifrog Subscription
  • Access to the Post 16 Success Portal
Please click here for the most up to date list of colleges and sixth forms in the local area.

View Ms Bower’s presentation on post 16 choices here:


Our booklet, Which Way Now? Your Guide to Post-16 StudyΒ can be foundΒ below: