Post 16 learning options

2. Places to study

There are various education routes once you finish school so there should be one which interests you.  If you've been at a school with a sixth form, you may decide that you want to stay there.  If you want to study somewhere else, one of these options may be right for you:

  • College - there are eight colleges in Lancashire, including one sixth form college and one land based college
  • School sixth form - there are a range of school sixth forms and academies with sixth forms across the county
  • Work based learning – there are lots of education and training providers in Lancashire. They offer work based learning opportunities, often specialising in specific industries or sectors.  Apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships are examples of work based learning options
  • Special school with a sixth form – there are some with a specialism to support certain types of need, such as physical disabilities or autism
  • Independent specialist provider – there are some independent schools and colleges which make special education provision.

There are also education providers located outside Lancashire which might be a better choice. They might be closest to your home or offer the right course for you. You can choose a provider in Lancashire or outside the county.

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