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Lincolnshire Gateway Academies Trust

Transition: Post-16 Year 11 to 12

This is the education that students move on to after year 11. The law requires all young people aged 16+ in England to stay in education or training until their 18th birthday. However, there are several options open to young people:

1. Full-time study at a post-16 setting (full time is approx 18 hours/week for post-16 study).

2. Full time employment or volunteering (20 hours/week) while in part-time education or training.

3. Starting an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Your Options after year 11:

Most students continue on to full time education at a local college or 6th form provision. Here you can take Academic subjects such as A-levels or vocational qualifications which are often linked to a job or area of work

Students can also apply for an Apprenticeship. This is a paid job. You work for an employer learning new skills and you could spend a day each with a college or other training provider to get the qualifications needed for the job.

Where can I study?

There are many options for further study, here are some of the providers that our students have gone on to study with

Further Education Colleges:
North Lindsey College / Bishop Burton Riseholme College / Lincoln/Gainsborough College

Access Creative College/ Grimsby Institute / Doncaster College

Sixth form College:
John Leggott College

School 6th forms
Brigg 6th Form / South Axholme 6th Form / Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire 6th Form


HETA (Engineering Apprenticeships)
Positive Approach Hair Academy
Fitness Training Academy (based in Scunthorpe)
Youth Engineering Scunthorpe
Climate Control

Careers Information Advice and Guidance:

At Kirton School we have a wide range of support available to you. You can find out more about the IAG available on the careers section of our website here

Where to Apply:

You can apply direct through the providers or you can do so via the Lincs4U website. We have dedicated application support sessions open to all students and are able to support our students with this here for more details

SEND Local Offer:

The Local Offer is a way to make it easier for you to find out about services available to children and young people from birth to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities. You can find out more by clicking here