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Post-16 education

The government has increased the age to which all young people in England are required to continue in education or training.

This does not mean you have to stay in school.

You will be able to choose from:

  • full-time education (eg at a school or college)
  • an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • part-time education or training combined with employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more a week or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.

Prospects Careers Advice Plus in Havering will also support young people wishing to find employment, including supported employment. This includes Supported Internships, Apprenticeships and Traineeships and how to apply for them.

Job coaches and employment agencies may also be able to offer support.

Young people either resident in Havering or attending a Havering school can contact Prospects on: 01708 746401 for self-referral..

Your Prospects Personal Adviser can:

  • discuss courses that are offered in school sixth forms
  • explain what you could do at college and  the  support you might get
  • talk to you about work-based training, apprenticeships and jobs
  • give you information leaflets
  • explore different job areas
  • give details about jobs that are near your home.
  • talk about work experience/volunteering opportunities
  • arrange for you to visit their drop-in centres
  • help you write an action plan which will help you decide what to do
  • help you apply to college and/or jobs and apprenticeships
  • Contribute to your Education and Health and Care (EHC) plan
  • help you find out about any benefits or other financial support you may be entitled to
  • refer you to other services and talk to other people on your behalf if necessary and as long as you agree

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