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Learning and studying

Stay at school or move to a college?

Need help with money?

Get help into employment and training?

Make the right decision for you.

Learning options

There are a number of learning options when you are 16 and over.

Careers advice

You may choose to continue your education at the school you currently attend if it has post-16 provision.

The school will already know what extra help you need and can continue to support you, but now following a post-16 curriculum.

Staying on at school

You may choose to continue your education at the school you currently attend if it has post-16 provision.

The school will already know what extra help you need and can continue to support you, but now following a post-16 curriculum.

Further education colleges and providers

There are many organisations in and around Bromley who can offer training courses that can support you towards independence and employment and build on your skills and interests.

Adult learning

You might be able start a higher education course (degree level) at university if you achieve the required qualifications.

Extra support is available, which can include support such as flexible seminar times, support for study skills or access to specialist computer software.

Help with money

If you need help with money whilst studying, there is a range of different bursaries, grants and financial help available.

16-19 Bursary Fund

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 to help with clothing, books and other equipment for your course.

University and college hardship fund

You could get extra money from your university or college if you’re experiencing financial hardship.

Disabled Students’ Allowances

You can apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) to cover some of the extra costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability. 

Get help into employment and training

There are a number of supported routes into employment and training:

Supported internships

Supported internships are for young people aged 16 — 24 with learning difficulties or learning disabilities, who want to get a job and need extra support to do this.

To be eligible you need an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.

Traineeships

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to six months.

You won’t be paid, but your employers can sometimes give you expenses for things like travel and meals.

Traineeships prepare you for future careers by helping you to become ready for work.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships mean you can earn a salary and gain a qualification at the same time. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.