Making decisions about what to do at 16+
These are the main learning pathways that your son or daughter can take at 16+:
- Foundation Learning
- General qualifications – including A/S and A levels
They can also choose to take a full-time work-related qualification to prepare for work, if they know what job they want to do. Work-related qualifications can also be taken as an additional qualification as part of one of the main pathways.
In the autumn term they will be:
- going to open days at local colleges, sixth forms or training providers
- completing applications for post-16 courses in school and colleges
In the spring and summer term they will be:
- applying for apprenticeships or jobs with training
- going to interviews at local colleges, sixth forms or training providers
Find out what’s on offer locally in the Walsall on UCAS Progress
How you can help your son or daughter:
- keep up-to-date with developments in education, apprenticeships and work-based learning or employment
- encourage your son or daughter to make use of the resources and opportunities available to them
- talk to your teenager's school or college or their careers adviser if you have a concern or enquiry
The September Offer
The September Offer is a promise that your teenager will be offered a suitable place in learning by the end of September 2012 - at the end of year 11 when they finish their compulsory education.
If your son or daughter is 17 and has stayed in education to do a one-year or short course, or their plans didn't work out, they will also be eligible for the September Offer.
What about Careers?
Once they have some ideas you can also help them to find out more. Look it up in the National Careers Service Job Profiles.
Does your son or daughter need help with career choice?