Post 16 Pathways


Post 16 Pathways

We aspire to enable all our pupils to access the most appropriate and correct level of learning for them when choosing their Post 16 pathway which will support their careers and ambitions. We actively work with all our young people to intervene and support them securing a positive destinations in all Midland Academies Trust schools.

What are some of the Post 16 options in our area?


A Sixth Form College

These do have entry requirements and generally offer a range of A Level and in some cases BTEC qualifications. You would normally choose between 3 and 4 subjects to study over a two year period. 


FE Colleges

FE Colleges generally offer specialist and vocational courses and qualifications. These qualifications can take you to university or into apprenticeships and employment. FE colleges offer a wide range of courses at a variety of levels. Subjects can include Computing and Information Technology, Health and Social Care, Engineering, Hospitality and Catering, Sport and many more. Check your local FE College for more information.



Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job whilst studying for a qualification. Apprenticeships are offered at different levels and in a wide variety of employment areas. As an apprenticeship you will work alongside experienced staff, gain job specific skills, earn a wage and get the opportunity to study to ensure you get a relevant qualification.



A traineeship is the time spent learning a job (or vocation) under a supervisor. You can do a traineeship in just about any workplace, for example in a shop, a fast food outlet or office.

Traineeship qualifications range from Certificate II up to Advanced Diploma. As a trainee, you and your employer will have a legal agreement called a training contract. This lasts until you have completed your training and both you and your employer agree you are competent.



You are able to spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training.


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