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1. Post 16 Education 2. College 3. Search for Local Colleges

2. College

Colleges are similar to sixth form, but they are much bigger, and do not follow the same structure as a school.  You may not be at college five days a week.

For example, your days could be Monday 9am-2pm, Wednesday 10am-3pm and Thursday 11am-5pm.  This would be classed as full time.

You have more freedom to study on your own, you do not wear a uniform and you would be encouraged to be more independent.  If you prefer structure and the layout of a school day, college may not be the best option. Colleges are a lot bigger than sixth forms, they can offer more practical courses including work placements and project work.

Colleges offer more courses then sixth forms and different qualifications.  These can be:

  • AS and A Levels
  • T Levels
  • Foundation Qualifications (including ESOL)
  • Apprenticeships
  • NVQ's
  • BTEC
  • Higher Education
  • Adult Learning

Most colleges offer education for adults and night classes.

For more information on financial support you could have with attending college please see link :

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