Post 16 options

Information about education, training, apprenticeships and skills development beyond the age of 16.

Here are some useful starting points for considering future education, training or career options.

Your Pathway is a document produced by Youth Connect South West and provides information about options and opportunities available to you beyond GCSE's. You can request a copy by getting in touch with Youth Connect South West.

Young People with additional needs

We also have dedicated preparing for adulthood pages supporting young people with additional needs up to the age of 25.

Details about options for young people with autism for education, training and employment can be found on our dedicated autism pages.

We Work For Everyone offer support from employment navigators to help young people with Autism gain paid employment. 


Whilst you are looking for your next opportunity, you may choose to explore volunteering opportunities. Volunteering has many benefits:

  • You can explore different areas of work and gain experience in a variety of fields;
  • Gathering life skills to prepare you for employment;
  • Meeting new people and developing your social skills in different environments;
  • You can use your experiences to boost your CV or applications for training to demonstrate your skills. 

Explore opportunities through 3SG Volunteer Network.