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 College and Sixth Form Centre Open Events 2023 – 2024.docx 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 Study can be found below: