On this page you can find out about the opportunities available to you when you leave school. Whether you want to continue learning or start training, you can find information here.
Advice is very important when you are thinking about what to do when you leave school. If you are 14 or over you can use your school’s careers service, which can give you information different options for you. Your teacher can tell you how to contact the careers service. Whatever you think you would like to do when you leave school, on this page you can find about how you can:
- continue your education or start training for a job
- start an apprenticeship or internship.
When you leave school you can carry on your education or start training at a:
- sixth-form college
- further-education college
- provider of work-based learning.
You can find out more information from:
- our guide to courses in Newham for 16 to 19 year-olds (PDF)
- your school careers adviser
- our Post-16 education team or transition team if you have an education, health and care (EHC) plan
- college websites – to find out about colleges in Newham and elsewhere, go to the UCAS website
- the Government's list of independent special schools and post 16 institutions in England and Wales
- providers of work-based learning.
From September 2014 Newham Sixth Form College (NewVic) and Newham College of Further Education will introduce some new supported internships for young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. To find out more, contact the colleges directly.
As an apprentice, you can earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to learn the skills or get qualifications for a specific career.
You have to be 16 or over to become an apprentice. And it takes between one and four years to finish an apprenticeship, depending on type of training and industry you choose.
Use these links to find out more about apprenticeships.
- If you live in Newham, you can register with Workplace to get information on apprenticeships.
- The Government’s website also has detailed information about apprenticeships and you can register for information about opportunities.
- Newham College of Further Education also offers apprenticeship schemes. For details contact the college directly.
If you think that you are not ready to do a full apprenticeship programme, some colleges offer a programme to help you develop the skills you need to start an apprenticeship. For more information, contact Newham College of Further Education.
- Newham College of Further Education
- Barking and Dagenham College
- Havering College of Further and Higher Education
- Waltham Forest College
- Hackney Community College
- Tower Hamlets College
Providers of work-based learning
Speak to your course tutor or college’s student careers service for more information about further courses and training after college, including apprenticeships. If you have an EHC plan, our Post-16 Education team and Transition team will help you take your next step. They will also work with colleges and other providers of education to support your educational needs.
If you have a SEN or a disability and you have an EHC plan, then the team can help you make the move from school to college, training or a job.
0-25 SEND Service
London Borough of Newham - Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road London
Tel: 020 8430 2000