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Post-16 Options

As a result of legislation introduced in September 2013, the law now requires that young people continue in education, employment or training until the age of 18. The three main pathways that students can choose from are:

  • undertaking an apprenticeship,
  • continuing in full-time education in a Sixth Form, Sixth Form College or College doing academic qualifications (e.g. A Levels) or vocational qualifications (e.g. BTEC or OCR Cambridge Awards);
  • work or volunteer (for 20 hours or more a week) while in part-time education or training.


Check back soon for important A-level information.


Solihull College & University Centre offers a range of vocational qualifications such as BTECs.


An introduction to Apprenticeships:




Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis explains what's so great about apprenticeships



A video on 2021's Apprenticeships Week by Halesowen College: