Post 16 service

Most young people in Southwark move on to education in a sixth form or further education college each year in the September after they turn 16; or they may start an apprenticeship or other employment with training. All school leavers must stay in some type of education or training until they're 18 years old.

Some 16 and 17 year old young people may find themselves out of education, and if so we're here to help. Our Post 16 service works with these individuals to make sure they're offered advice and guidance to support them back into education.

We work closely with colleges and advice/support agencies to find the right support for each young person to help them move forward with their life and career goals. This can include exploring courses, apprenticeships and traineeships based on each individual’s starting point.

Post 16 options

To help you make an informed decision on your future choices, we've created a brochure listing all the Southwark sixth forms and the different career paths available.

Post 16 brochure

If you're planning to start year 12 or year 13, look at the Post 16 brochure 2022/23 (pdf, 5.1mb). This brochure provides current contact details of sixth forms in Southwark and further education colleges in London. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact the sixth form directly or email Post 16 Service

You can use our Post 16 Activity Survey to inform us of what you're up to and let us know if you're not in education or training. We'll be in touch and signpost you to advice and guidance on your options.

Find the latest developments and stay connected as you progress towards higher education or employment.

Find more useful information on the National Careers Service website.





Page last updated: 14 September 2021

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