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Post 16 Options

A Levels

A Levels are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training or work. You can normally study three or more A levels over two years and they are usually assessed by a series of examinations. A Levels are designed for young people thinking about going to university or who are unsure what career they want to pursue. Studying a selection of A levels can be a good way of keeping your options open.

T Levels

T Levels are based on the same standards as apprenticeships, designed by employers they offer around 1,800 hours of study over two years. This includes a 45-day work placement therefore T Levels are more suited to students who know what occupation or industry they want to move into.


BTECs are specialist work-related qualifications, which combine practical learning with subject and theory content. BTECs are designed for young people interested in a particular sector or industry.


Apprenticeships combine practical on-the-job skills training with off-the-job learning, providing training that is relevant to the job and paying a salary. You will spend 80% of your time in the workplace and 20% off the job with some study in a college, training centre or Institute of Technology.


Traineeships are a course that includes a work placement preparing young people for an apprenticeship or a job. Providing work experience and help with applying for your next steps as well as this you can also improve your Maths and English skills. Traineeships can last between 6 weeks to 1 year.

Further Options:

  • Technical and Vocational Qualifications
  • Applied Qualifications
  • Supported Internships
  • School Leaver Schemes

You can research more information about these options here: Making Career Choices


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