There are many post 16 options out there if you want to carry on learning, from traditional A Levels to vocational qualifications. We’ve profiled the Sixth Forms, Further Education Colleges and Universities in Peterborough, Rutland, Fenland, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to help you choose.
A large number of secondary schools in the area have integral sixth forms. Sixth form refers to the final two years of secondary education (Years 12 and 13) where students prepare for A-Levels or equivalent vocational qualifications. Click 'Read More' to access our directory of Sixth Forms in Peterborough, Rutland, Fenland, King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
Further Education Colleges (often abbreviated to FE Colleges) offer post-compulsory education that is different to the higher education offered in universities. FE Colleges offer a range of training and qualifications, from basic skills training to higher vocational qualifications such as PGCE, NVQ, City and Guilds, BTEC, HNC, HND or Foundation Degree. FE colleges are for you if you are looking to gain intermediate or follow up qualifications in order to attend university or begin a specific career path.
Universities offer higher education courses, which are nationally recognised qualifications at Level 4 or above. You need to have completed a Level 3 qualification first, which includes A Levels, BTEC National and Advanced Apprenticeship.
In addition to Sixth Forms, Further Education Colleges and Universities, there are also a number of both local and national training providers providing specialist training, qualifications and apprenticeships in specific skill or subject areas. These courses are ideal for those aged 16+ who are either seeking employment or already employed and looking to enhance their career prospects.