Post 16 learning options for young people with SEND

There are many Post 16 learning opportunities available for young people with SEND in Worcestershire. Opportunities change constantly so it is always best to check with the providers first.

Whilst a student is at school they should be provided with careers advice and guidance from their school from Year 9 onwards. Outcomes for further education/training should be included within their Annual Reviews so that students are fully prepared for transition into further education or training.

Learning can comprise of full time education in school or college, traineeships, apprenticeships or supported internships. Young people may also be engaged in other forms of training intended to lead to agreed outcomes.

Students can progress through two main routes: full time education or work-based learning/training.

All students in education aged 16-19 will be expected to follow a study programme that offers breadth, depth and challenge. This should be tailored to their individual needs, education and employment goals.

Part of the study programme will include the requirement to continue to study maths and English unless they have achieved at least a C or 4 in their GCSEs. Depending on the level previously achieved, this could be studying for a Functional Skills qualification instead of a GCSE.

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