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Post-16 education and training

Options for young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND)

If you are a young person with SEND, extra support is available to help you. You can choose between:

  • staying in mainstream or specialist full-time education
  • combining work with studying or training
  • leaving school if you have special educational needs and disability (SEND)

Staying in mainstream or specialist full-time education

If you do not have an EHC plan, you have to go to a mainstream college or sixth form. If you have an EHC plan, you can choose to go to a mainstream or a specialist sixth form or college, depending on your needs. Your school can help you decide.

All sixth forms and colleges hold open days, so you can visit with a parent or carer. You can also visit separately or contact them to ask any questions.

Combining work with studying or training

Support from Bucks Skills Hub

Buckinghamshire Skills Hub have resources and information to help you to decide on your next steps and think about the support you need. This could include moving from school to college, going to work, or taking further qualifications such as University-level study.

They also offer free expert 1-2-1 careers guidance for pupils in school years 11 to 14 and young people up to 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan or who are looked after children.

Visit Bucks Skills Hub