Routes after Year 11
Young people are required to continue in education or training until their eighteenth birthday.
This could mean choosing to stay in full-time education at Birchwood College, or another local college, or finding a job or an apprenticeship that involves some form of training.
The Choices are:
Full-time education, such as school or college.
Part-time education or training if you are employed, self employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.
Colleges in Warrington
Warrington and Vale Royal College
School 6th Forms in Warrington
Barrowhall College (Great Sankey High School 6th form)
Lymm 6th Form
Traineeships are designed to help young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the skills or experience needed to get an apprenticeship or job.
The programme can last a minimum of six weeks and up to a maximum of six months, with the content tailored to individual career needs.
- A high-quality work experience placement with an employer.
- Work preparation training with a training provider.
- English and maths if needed provided by a training provider.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Volunteering
Whilst it is important to work hard and aim for the best possible grades at school/college, it is also important to take part in activities to help build up skills and experience.
Employers are looking for the following key skills: Communication, team-working, using initiative, working well under pressure, IT skills and enterprise.