Post-16 learning options

What can I do after year 11 in school?

There are several options for a young person after completing year 11:

What school 6th forms are there in Derby?

There are a number of 6th forms for 16 to 18/19 year olds in Derby, including: 

What colleges are in and near Derby?

What apprenticeship opportunities are available in Derby? 

Apprenticeships are paid jobs which allow you to earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain skills and experience.

They can take between one and four years to complete, depending on the level of apprenticeship, your ability and the industry sector.

Find out more about apprenticeships and the opportunities available in Derby on our Apprenticeships page.

What other jobs with training can I do?

If you are 16 or 17, you can get a job which isn't an apprenticeship if you continue with some sort of accredited training for the equivalent of one day a week.

Do you want to do some volunteering?

If you are 16 or 17 and want to volunteer you will need to continue with some form of accredited training for the equivalent of one day a week.

If you want to find out about volunteering opportunities, visit the vinspired website.

Do you have a learning disability and are aged between 18 and 25?

Transition 2 (T2) is committed to supporting young adults aged 18-25 with Learning Disabilities, Severe Learning Difficulties and/or Autism as they move onto meaningful and sustainable opportunities in adulthood, helping them to release their potential and achieve genuine life outcomes in their local community.

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