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Your child has a variety of choices at 16 which include going to college to study A level or vocational qualifications. Some colleges specialise in one area (A Levels only), other colleges offer more than one option. You can support your child to research what opportunities are available in Tees Valley and the wider area.

When they are starting to look at post-16 options, they should consider all of the options alongside their long-term career aspirations to help them decide which is the best route for them.

Sixth Form

Sixth form colleges provide high-quality academic education for 16 to 18-year-olds, enabling them to progress to university or higher level vocational education.

Further Education College

Vocational colleges offer courses to students as an alternative route to A levels, focusing on a specific profession such as engineering, IT & digital, catering or sport.

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Sixth Form  and Colleges in Tees Valley

Look through the college websites to see what courses they offer, what levels are available, when you can attend open days/evenings, how they engage with parents/carers, and speak to school staff and careers advisors.

Darlington Hartlepool Middlesbrough Redcar & Cleveland Stockton-On-Tees
Darlington College Catcote Sixth Form Askham Bryan College Redcar & Cleveland College Stockton Riverside College
QE Sixth Form English Martyrs Sixth Form Middlesbrough College Prior Pursglove College Abbey Hill Sixth Form
Carmel College Hartlepool Sixth Form Kings Academy Sixth Form Nunthorpe Academy Sixth Form Conyers Sixth Form
Hartlepool College Macmillan Academy Sixth Form Bede Sixth Form
Trinity Academy Sixth Form Stockton Sixth Form
Egglescliffe Sixth Form