Learning opportunities and funding for over 16s

Learning opportunities for over 16s in North Lincolnshire, including school, college, work-based training and apprenticeships. How to access financial support.

Apply for post-16 learning opportunities

If you are in year 11 you can apply for post-16 learning opportunities online via the Lincs4U website.

Learning at school or college

Most young people stay on in full-time education after year 11. This can be:

There are many courses on offer at different levels, such as:

  • general or academic courses such as A levels or GCSEs.
  • vocational courses in employment sectors.

Advice and guidance on the full range of options open to you will be available through your school, young people’s careers helpline or online resources. Talk to your teachers about accessing face-to-face advice if you need help thinking through the pros and cons of different options.

Work-based learning programmes in North Lincolnshire

Work-based learning provides students with work experiences where they can apply their skills and develop their employability.

In North Lincolnshire we have work based learning programmes at:

Further information

If you are between 16 and 19 years old and think you might struggle with the costs of full-time education or training you may be eligible for a bursary.

Schools, colleges, academies and training providers may have funds to help you. Speak to them about how to apply for a bursary. They each have their own application process.

For the latest advice please visit the 16-19 bursary fund pages on GOV.UK

You can search for courses and training online and get advice on qualifications and funding from the National Careers Service

You can also contact our Careers team for advice.

The law requires all young people in England to continue in education or training until at least their 18th birthday. If you are in year 11 you will need to be in some kind of recognised education or training.

No one will be forced to stay at school and there are lots of choices including part-time education or training alongside work. This will involve working towards a nationally recognised qualification as well as being employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.

Apprenticeships lead to qualifications and key skills. Apprentices can either be:

  • employed and receiving a wage from the employer or
  • linked to an employer through a learning provider

Employed apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage.

For more information see the apprenticeship pages on Gov.uk.

Financial help and support may also be available to your parents or carers, such as Child Benefit and Tax Credits. Ask your careers adviser about any benefits or funding that your parents or carers may be able to apply for.

Other help such as hardship loans may be available to you. This is based on your personal circumstances. To find out more speak to your school, college, academy or training provider. Your careers adviser can help you with more information about what financial help may be available to you.


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