The age of participation in learning is being raised to 17 in 2013 and 18 in 2015, meaning that young people will be expected to stay in education or employment with training beyond Year 11.
There are a number of different pathways available to them.
College or Sixth Form
Students can choose to study for academic or vocational qualifications at a local college or sixth form. Colleges and sixth forms vary with the courses that they offer so it is really important for students to attend taster days and open evenings to get a good idea of all the choices available to them.
Whilst some focus on an academic pathway offering a wide range of A’Levels or the International Baccalaureate, others offer vocational courses which tend to focus on one area of employment.
Local Education and Training Providers
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East Sussex College Group - Hastings
East Sussex College Group - Eastbourne & Lewes
For students who are keen to get out into the world of work apprenticeships can offer an excellent alternative to college.
‘Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain areal qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience’ (Apprenticeships website)
See the dedicated page for Apprenticeships and T Levels: http://www.bexhillacademy.org/students/apprenticeships
To search for Training Providers: https://www.apprenticeships-in-sussex.com/
Here are some useful downloads to help you make your decision Post-Bexhill
Document dealing with how to go about securing an Apprenticeship
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