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.
- 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
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.
This Webinar was delivered by the Young Person’s Advisers for SENDIAS, Jacqueline Paterson and Susanna Whittaker. Susanna has since left SENDIAS and Linda Fairbairn is now in the role.
More information about the Young Person’s Advisers for SENDIAS
Jacqueline Paterson and Linda Fairbairn are the Young Person’s advisers for SENDIAS.
Generally Jacqueline works in the North part of West Sussex and Linda works in the South.
You can find out more about them both through their ‘All About Me’ profiles:
Action Plans (mentioned in Webinar):
Useful Sources of Information / Websites
Your Space Website for Young People (good information for parents/carers/others)
Your Space Website for volunteering
Supported Internships for those with EHCPs
GOV.UK guide to apprenticeships
Apprenticeships in Sussex (has search for Traineeships and Apprenticeships)
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)
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
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)
Circle of friends in Person Centred Planning
SEND Code of Practice
Guide for parents/carers and Information for Young People