Going to college or sixth form - full time post-16 education
In Hampshire, post-16 learners have a choice of different types of institution providing education and training, including further education colleges, sixth form colleges, specialist colleges for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, and work-based learning providers. There are a further five colleges and one school sixth form in Southampton and Portsmouth.
Colleges hold open days/open evenings which are a great opportunity to have a look round and find out more about the courses, and what it’s like to study there. You can also search their websites and prospectus to find out more. See the map of colleges and sixth forms for further details.
Did you know?
- There are 28,500 16 - 19 year old students in Hampshire.
- Just over 85% of learners stay in education or training beyond 16 (slightly above the national figure) and the majority receive their post-16 education in colleges and work-based learning.
- Just under 1,600 students are at school sixth forms.
- There are no college fees for students aged 16 - 18 years. Financial support may also be available to help with other costs such as transport and childcare.
- A range of training providers and colleges deliver apprenticeships and/or Entry to Employment (e2e) programmes