If your teenager would like to continue their education there are lots of courses to choose from. Qualifications on offer include GCSEs, BTECS, and 'A' Levels. You can find out more in our qualifications guide. Depending on the course they want to do and how they want to study your teeanger can choose to study at a school sixth-form, sixth-form college or further education college.
Students may need 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C to take level 3 courses such as 'A' Levels or Level 3 BTECs. They are likely to need some GCSEs at grades D to E to begin a level 2 course. Some schools and colleges do not insist on this. To check entry requirements for a course, get in touch with the college or look in the college prospectus. Some courses don’t ask for entry qualifications, but interest and enthusiasm are important. Level 3 courses usually last for two years.
Staying on for further education at school or college is free, unless your teenager goes to a fee-paying school. There are no course or exam fees, but there are costs such as travel, books, paper and pens, etc. Schools and colleges administer a bursary fund to give financial assistance to those students who need the most help to stay in education. Find out more by contacting your school or college directly.
Applying for courses
If your teenager wants to apply for sixth form or courses, they will need to fill out a LeCAP form (Leicester and Leicestershire Common Application Process form). You can find out more about the LeCAP form on our young persons' site.
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National charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with a disability or learning difficulty in post-16 education, training and employment.
Page last updated 25/10/12