There are a number of Educational options for young people post 16. These can include:
- Staying on at school this could include, a young person’s current school placement or another which provides Post 16 Education. Many mainstream schools have 6th forms which offer A Level Courses, NVQ’s or other qualifications. Most Special Schools also provide Educational Provision to young people up until the age of 18. In some Special Schools post 16 Education may be focused on developing Life Skills and Independence, following an accredited course system such as:
- Further Education Colleges (Mainstream or Specialist)– Similar educational opportunities would be available as a School however there may be more course options to choose from such as Skills for Vocational based courses.
- Apprenticeships– These are Entry Level Employability Qualifications which combine practical work experience with study. Apprentices work alongside experienced staff to find out first-hand what a particular job entails. For more information visit: http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/
- Supported Internships- Supported Internships are a structured study program based primarily with an Employer. Supported Internships are unpaid, and last for a minimum of six months. They enable young people aged 16-24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Wherever possible, they support a young person to move into paid employment at the end of the program. The RBKC Local Offer website can be a great source of information to find out what Further Education option there are and what the services have to offer. https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/localoffer