Next steps

There are several pathways for you to choose from, depending on what you're thinking about doing next

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At the ages of 16 & 18, you have choices about your future.

Young people in England are required by law to stay in education or training until you reach the age of 18. Depending on what is on offer locally and what your future aspirations are, there are several options to choose from, including A‑levels and T-levels. You could also choose to take up an apprenticeship, a traineeship or to follow part-time learning whilst working or volunteering

At the age of 18, many employers offer training programmes and apprenticeships which will enable you to learn while you earn. If you choose to continue studying, you will usually do this at an education provider such as a Further Education (FE) college or Higher Education provider such as a university.