Getting them started

Find information to help your child research and plan their post-16 options.

Get the information they need

Make sure you understand everything your child needs to know before making post-16 choices.

Help them to plan

  • It's never to early to start planning — the last term of Year 10 and first term of Year 11 is an ideal time to get research underway. 
  • Plan to go to open days and evenings — these usually start in October or November and are a great opportunity to visit the different schools, colleges and training providers in your area.
  • You can usually start applying for courses in October and November in Year 11. The application window usually remains open until the end of the spring term.
  • Look into what funding may be available to your child.