Post 16 Information

Post 16 Information

This part of the Brockington Website explains about:

  • The range of post-16 choices in Leicestershire and close by
  • Where to get information, advice and guidance to make your choices
  • What it is like going to college and what colleges offer
  • Careers information
  • Other opportunities for learning and working


Personal Statements

Personal Statement information

How to complete a personal statement – guidance sheet

UCAS Progress Information Evening

Click here to view the UCAS Progress Information

Click here to view the UCAS Progress 2017 Entry Step-By-Step Guide

Help For Students Over The Summer

Careers advice and help with finding work, courses or apprenticeships:

Connexions Leicester City can help city young people or call 0116 454 1700

Prospects Leicestershire can help county young people, they can call 01509 214002 or 01455 632719 or visit @ProspectsLeics (on twitter)

National Careers Service
The National Careers Service helpline is available for young people (aged 13 upwards) every day from 8am till 10pm on 0800 100 900 or search online –

Leicester Apprenticeship Hub
Are you aware of students who are interested in apprenticeships? Locally there is a Leicester Apprenticeship Hub, with a website where you can see details of the latest vacancies and Leicester based apprenticeships events. Students can also register to be sent details of future throughout the summer with a guarantee of an interview with employers, plus how to prepare, hints and tips. Go to: apprenticeship hub

SEND Students: Job, Apprenticeships and Resource Fair Wednesday August 2nd, 11am-2pm, Leicester Arena, Charter Street, LE1 3UD
Students (and adults) with health issues and disabilities are welcome to this event, where they can tap into advice, information and guidance, meet local and national employers, support agencies and access taster sessions. A flyer for the event is on

That’s all for now, wishing you all a good summer break and we will be in touch in September 2017!

Sixth Form

These colleges mainly cater for students aged 16–18 and specialise in academic courses to prepare students for higher education such as University. There are a few Sixth Form only colleges in Leicestershire, however many schools also provide sixth form provision in Leicestershire. The vast majority of students will study A-levels at sixth form colleges, however some sixth forms also offer vocational courses such as Level 3 BTECs and Technicals.  While anybody can enrol on GCSE courses, Level 3 courses are a bit more academically selective. You can expect to have to meet minimum GCSE grade requirements in order to enrol on A-level or Level 3 courses. These are not normally high; for instance, a grade C (4+) in Maths and English.

What to study?

Most students pick A-levels or Level 3 Qualifications based on their interests, career aspirations and what they want to study at university. It is a good idea to have 2-3 subjects that relate to career aspirations and university study and one which makes your curriculum broader as a back up. Many universities will have preferences in which A-levels you do so it is important to keep this in mind when choosing your subjects.

How to apply?

You need to make an application through the UCAS progress system. A guide on UCAS progress can be found on the notices section of the website.

Local Sixth Forms

FE College

These colleges offer courses and qualifications in a wide range of vocational and academic subjects at many levels. Some specialise in particular industry sectors such as art and design, catering, engineering or finance. Further and higher education colleges often have links with companies, so that students studying vocational courses can combine classroom learning with valuable work experience.

What should i study?

Most students study a Level 2 or Level 3 vocational qualification which is linked to their career aspirations. There are many different areas of study which are linked to industries.

How can I apply?

You need to make an application through the UCAS progress system. A guide on UCAS progress can be found on the notices section of the website.

Local FE Colleges


Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
As an apprentice you’ll:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)

What can I study?

There are a huge range of areas you could go into. Whatever industry you decide to pursue a career in, you should be able to find an Apprenticeship that suits you.Here are some of the most common industries.

  • Agricultural & land-based industries
  • Beauty & wellbeing
  • Business & IT
  • Charity & volunteering
  • Construction
  • Creative, media & the arts
  • Customer service & retail
  • Energy
  • Engineering & electrical
  • Finance
  • Health & care
  • Hospitality & travel
  • Manufacturing, processing & logistics
  • Marine
  • Public services
  • Sport & fitness
  • Vehicles & transport

What levels are there?


How do I apply?

Follow the following 4 easy steps to get started:

1. Make sure you have created a CV and Personal Statement

2. View vacancies on websites such as:

3.  Apply for vacancies using your CV or online application or via UCAS Progress

4. Remember as a back up to complete a college application through UCAS progress as apprenticeships are very competitive

Where can if find more information?

Where can I find apprenticeship vacancies?

Please click on a directory below to search for apprenticeships nearby:




Please take a look through some of the useful resources below:


Prospects provide careers information, advice and guidance for young people that are not in education, employment or training (NEET) aged 1619 (and up to 25 for young people with a learning disability or difficulty) on behalf of Leicestershire County Council.

They operate a drop-in and an appointment service in Hinckley and Loughborough and also provide support at outreach venues throughout the county.

Both of the centres are open Monday to Friday and can be contacted on 01455 632719 (Hinckley)  or 01509 214002 (Loughborough)

Need more information? See below a range of people who are available for advice and guidance

  • Careers Library
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Subject teacher
  • Form Tutor
  • A Pastoral Manager
  • Your Head of Year
  • Teacher in charge of careers (Mrs Thorpe/Ms Darby)