Post 16 learning options for young people with SEND

Post 16 learning options for young people with SEND

Information about the many different learning opportunities post 16.

There are many different Post 16 learning opportunities available for young people with SEND in Worcestershire. We have listed the different options below, but as opportunities change constantly it is always best to check with the providers first.

Whilst a young person is at school, they should be provided with careers advice and guidance from their school from Year 9 onwards. If the young person has an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) 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 to 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.

Skills 4 Worcestershire

Skills 4 Worcestershire is a website with a wealth of information about careers advice and support.

They have a section for young people with SEND, which has career advice with clear information about the options available: Career guidance for those with SEND, SEMH, and EHCP (Education and Health Care Plan).

In each of the sections below we have included links to the relevant pages on the Skills 4 Worcestershire site, along with other links. You might also want to download their Life Beyond School booklet, which is aimed at students with SEND, you can find the latest edition listed here: Choices careers and advice magazines and booklets.

You will also find a section for parents, Career options support for parents and carers.

Young Adult Learning Worcestershire offers a combination of traineeships and study programmes designed to support young people, including those with EHCP’s, to access vocational learning in a friendly environment. To find out more visit their page: Young Adult Learning.

Before deciding on your next steps, you may also want to look at Careers Advice on the Preparing for Adulthood section of the SEND Local Offer.

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