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Further education and training

Education and training options for 16 plus

Here you will find post 16 education provision for North East Lincolnshire is listed below.

It is recommended, where possible to visit a setting as a first step. If you have made a choice or are trying to decide between two options you can invite the providers to your Year 10 or 11 Annual Review.

You can ring the provider directly, attend the Open Evenings, speak to your Careers Advisor, SENDIASS or your Education, Health and Care Plan Co-ordinator (if you have one) who will be able to help you arrange a visit.

Further Education SEN provision

Cambridge Park Sixth form offer a small and supportive environment with access to entry level qualifications in functional skills (English and maths) alongside experience in several vocational areas on a rotation including catering, hair and beauty, horticulture and various crafts.  Students also develop independent living skills as well as taking part in ongoing work based learning linked to their vocational courses and take part in formal work experience placements. For more information visit Cambridge Park sixth form.

Grimsby Institute offer a number of programmes at foundation (entry) level which include Pathways to Employment, Preparation for Adulthood, life skills, functional skills and tasters in various subject areas. They also offer possible progression onto Level 1, 2 or 3 programmes. Visit Grimsby Institute for more information.

Franklin College offer programmes at Level 2 and 3 (A Level). You can find out more on the Franklin website.

Linkage college is a specialist further education college with a campus in Grimsby offering a range of courses from pre-entry level to Level 2; including functional skills, work related learning and independent living skills. For information go to the Linkage website.

Humberston Park Sixth form offer high staffing ratios and specialist support for students with Severe, Profound and Complex Learning Impairments and associated developmental difficulties; normally a combination of intellectual, physical and social difficulties. Students follow an individualised programme based on assessment of their priority needs and abilities in order to prepare them for the transition into adulthood. Visit the Humberston Park website for information.

Other provision

Learning 4life is a unique registered Independent School for 14 to 19 year old learners offering high quality bespoke education and training specialising in the provision of English as an Additional Language and in the provision of individualised packages of education for learners with EHCPs. Learning4life-GY provide a flexible, supportive and varied programme of delivery. For information visit Learning4life.

Traineeships  are education and training programmes offered by a small number of local training providers.  A traineeship helps to prepare you for your next step, which could include an apprenticeship, a college course or employment and usually provides functional skills (Maths and English) as well as work experience. Please speak to your YPSS Careers Adviser for information on local opportunities.

Apprenticeships involve working and studying at the same time, whilst being paid a wage. Most apprenticeships require some GCSE 4-9 (A-C) grades. For information go to GOV.UK – Apprenticeships.

Supported Employment – Care Plus offer support with finding supported work placements including job search support and in work support to help remove any barriers to employment. Read more on Care Plus Supported employment.

Supported Internships: are a type of study programme that helps young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan, aged between 16 and 24 to get a job. It involves having a voluntary placement for a minimum of six months, learning on the job with support from a job coach. It can also include Maths and English functional skills and other appropriate qualifications that will help them move into work. If you are interested in a supported internship speak to your school or college.

Lincs2 is North East Lincolnshire’s online prospectus and careers website, which also includes a specific section for SEND courses and information. For general information about careers visit the National Careers Service.

SENDIASS offer support for parents of young people with SEND. You can call them on 01472 355365 or visit SENDIASS.

Disability Confident is a local scheme that has been developed by disabled people, employers and disability organisations designed to support and encourage employers to think differently about disability and to take positive steps to improve how they attract, recruit and retain employees with additional needs. For information talk to Grimsby Job Centre on 01472 622291.

Access to work allows you to get help at work, including an Access to Work grant, if you have a disability or health condition. Find information on GOV.UK – Access to work.

Young People’s Support Services (YPSS)

Young People’s Support Services is a service for young people offering advice on:

  • planning your future
  • thinking about what you want to do when you leave school or college
  • thinking about any extra help you might need

We can provide information and support with looking at college, work or training and can help you contact other services that may be able to assist you on areas such as health, finance, transport and housing.

From year 9 onwards your YPSS Careers Adviser will attend the review of your ‘Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and arrange to talk to you about your ideas, interests and future plans.

Lincs2 is North East Lincolnshire’s online prospectus and careers website, which also includes a specific section for SEND courses and information. For general information about careers visit the National Careers Service. Visit the Skills Hub, 146 Freeman Street, Grimsby, DN32 7AJ or call 01472 326294, option 1.