Further and Higher Education

Under raising the participation age (RPA) requirements, all young people in England are required to continue in education or training until at least their 18thbirthday. Read Academy ensures that their students are clear about this requirement and what it means for them:

• Full time study in school, college or training provider;
• An apprenticeship, traineeship or supported internship;
• Full time work or volunteering (20 hours or more) combined with part time accredited study.

Also under the Government’s new legal duty, from 2 January 2018 we ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all students for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.

Post 16 options – Further Education

Useful websites to assist in researching the right pathway for you:

Which?
Informed choices
Future finder
Career pilot
UCAS – Post 16 Options
Ratemyapprenticeship – Post 16 Options
Find courses
Careermap – T-Levels
Course finder

Due to Covid-19 students are unable to attend open days and external educational trips. Rather than meeting in a physical location many Further Education/Higher Education institutes and organizations are offing virtual events. For further information and opportunities have at look at our Career Resources.

Students also have the opportunity to attend national and local events online:

• The Skills Show – https://www.worldskillsuk.org/directions/our-events/worldskills-uk-live
• The Big Bang Fair (science and engineering) – https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/
• National Careers Week – http://nationalcareersweek.com
• National Apprenticeship Week – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-apprenticeship-week-2022-date-announced
• British Science Week – https://www.britishscienceweek.org
• International Women’s Day – https://www.internationalwomensday.com
• National Mentoring Day publicize the university and college open day directory- http://nationalmentoringday.org