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Post-16 Education and Training

Post 16 options for students with SEND

When your son or daughter leaves school at 16 - 19 years, they are likely to have some or all of the following options available to them, depending on their ability, independence and support needs:

• Full-time education at college

• Training or apprenticeships - either work-based or foundation learning

• Employment - open, supported or voluntary

• Social Care options - community based day activities - this could include day centres, part-time college, social firms, community leisure or sport/fitness activities and supported living/specialist residential care for those who are eligible for services.

Education options

Include staying on in school sixth form or non-maintained and independent specialist schools (An independent school is defined as any school that provides full-time education for 5 or more pupils of compulsory school age or one or more pupils with a statement of special educational needs or who is in public care (within the meaning of Section 22 of the Children's Act 1989) and is not maintained by a Local Authority

" data-title="Non Maintained Independent Special Schools" class="glossary-term">NMISS), further education (FE) colleges and independent specialist colleges (ISC).

List of current education providers

Further Education Colleges

- City of Liverpool College

- Greenbank College

- Knowsley Community College

- Myerscough College

- Hugh Baird College

Independent Specialist Colleges

- Activate Arts

- Arden College

- Beaumont College

- Derwen College

- Henshaws College

- Linkage College

- Midstream College

- Pengwern College

- Seashell College

For further information on specialist colleges and what to look for in them visit The Association of National Specialist Colleges Website (Natspec)

Employment and training options

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Internships are available see http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/ for further information. Liverpool Local Authority is committed to working with Greater Merseyside Learning Partnership Forum (www.gmlpf.net) and other partners to develop opportunities for employment and training that meet the needs of students with SEND in Liverpool.

- Training Plus Merseyside

- Michael John Academy

- Further Local Training Options

Social Care options http://liverpool.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adults-and-older-people/care-assessment/