Introduction to Options after Year 11 Webinar

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Would you like to know what opportunities there are after your young person finishes year 11? This recorded webinar is a short introduction to what young people could consider doing after they are 16.

It focusses on those able to go to college or consider work at some point rather than those with very complex needs. We look at education and employment routes and how to encourage your son or daughter to gain the skills needed to make their way in life.

We consider:

  • Pathways to employment
  • Education options and what the different levels mean
  • What to look out for choosing a college
  • Work based training
  • Finding work
  • Other options
  • How to encourage your young person to make decisions about their future
  • Creating an action plan for the future

Webinar / Video here

Please note: At the time of recording (1st July 2020) and to 1st September 2020, the Careers Service offers guidance for NEET (not in employment, education, and training)  16-25 years, but from 1st September 2020 it will only be for NEET 16-18 years old, and 16-25 years who have an EHCP.

Who is delivering this Webinar?

Jacqueline Paterson and Susanna Whittaker are the Young Person’s advisers for SENDIAS.

Generally Susanna works in the South of West Sussex and Jacqueline in the North.

You can find out more about them through their ‘All About Me’ :

Susanna - All About Me
Susanna - All About Me 2
Jacqueline - All About Me
Jacqueline - All About Me 2

Action Plan mentioned in Webinar:

Action Plan

Find out how Jacqueline and Susanna can help you further by using our new WIKI.


Or for more general advice, head to our general website: SENDIASS Website

Useful Sources of Information / Websites

West Sussex Local offer

Your Space Website for Young People (good information for parents/carers/others)


Your Space Website for volunteering


Do It

West Sussex

Supported Internships for those with EHCPs


Supported Internships



GOV.UK apprenticeships

GOV.UK guide to apprenticeships

Apprenticeships in Sussex (has search for Traineeships and Apprenticeships)

Supported Employment

For Those with Additional Needs who are also funded by Adult Services/Health Services (Please see Information on Local Offer for Criteria and Provision in your local area)

WorkAid (For those with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities in West Sussex)

Prince’s Trust

Princes Trust at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (Bases in Worthing and Brighton)

West Sussex Re-engagement and Training Opportunities

Additional Information related to Post 16 and Options

Pathways to Adulthood, Including the Four Pathways

Routes into Work guide

Key Topics for Planning for Future

Key topics to cover at Annual Reviews from year 9

Progress Preparing for Adulthood


Council for the Disabled Transition Guides

SEN Magazine (Email Newsletter, Magazine (subscription needed) with variety of articles)

Person-Centred Planning

Circle of friends in Person Centred Planning

SEND Code of Practice

Guide for parents/carers and Information for Young People

SEND code of practice for schools and colleges