With over 90,000 courses from more than 5,000 providers, there are many options available if you’re interested in post-16 education or training.
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If the college, school or training provider which runs the course you’re interested in is registered with UCAS Progress, you can apply to them directly through our service.

Staying in education or training

If you live in England, you have to stay in education or training until the age of 18.

You don’t have to stay in school and you can get a job if you want – but training needs to be part of what you are doing. In Wales, you have to stay in school until the age of 16. Wherever you are, we have a range of courses and training options available for you to search through.

You may choose to stay on in school, move to college, or take up a work-based traineeship or apprenticeship. You can also decide whether you want to study and train full or part-time.

You can search for courses in your area based around subjects like English, maths, plumbing, or hair and beauty. Alternatively, you can explore the options available at specific colleges, schools, or training providers. 

Search for courses online with UCAS Progress Search and Apply. You can save favourites by signing in or creating an account.

Apply through UCAS Progress

UCAS Progress lists thousands of courses from many different schools, colleges, and training providers in England and Wales.

If your chosen course is at a college, school, or training provider who is registered to use our system, you can apply directly to them using UCAS Progress Search and Apply. You’ll need to register and complete a profile before you can do this. 

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