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Post 16 Transition

South Charnwood High School offers a range of information, advice and guidance to help students make well-informed realistic decisions about their future.


As the law states that everyone must stay in learning until at least their 18th birthday, students have the following options:


  • A full time course, (a study programme) at a college or sixth form
  • Learning while they work (work based learning) which includes apprenticeships, traineeships and study programmes that are based with training providers rather than at a college or sixth form
  • They can get a job, become a volunteer or start their own business so long as they are also studying for a recognised qualification.

Please click here to download a copy of the Year 11 Parents Information Evening Booklet 2019


For step by step advice on writing your first CV, as well as tips on attending interviews visit Success At School.org. Help with writing a personal statement using a handy online form can be found on PS16.





The careers service for young people. Offering advice and guidance on finding a job, training course or apprenticeship in Leicester.



Online careers and qualifications magazine.



The Russell Group’s guide Informed Choices provides students with information, advice and guidance about their post-16 subject choices.



The online guide to apprenticeships, traineeships and alternatives to joining University. 


A range of free tools, tips and interactive resources to help you recognise and develop the skills you have. Helping you build confidence, boost your employability and stand out from the competition.




Careersbox is a free careers film library.

Free advice and guidance to young people.

An explanation of apprenticeships, how to apply, what to expect and adverts covering apprenticeships all over the UK. 

Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at.

Play the Game to discover careers that match your personality, interests and skills.


Career videos – from carpenters to city traders, care workers to celebrities, real-life storytellers offer an inside view of their current job and a personal account of how they got there.


U-Explore is a careers guidance company, developing and delivering cost-effective and impartial careers and employability programmes for schools and colleges, students and parents.

CV Checker for students