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You have 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 should research what is available to you not only in your local area but also throughout Tees Valley.

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

Sixth Form

Sixth form colleges provide high-quality academic education to 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 and Sport.

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Traineeships Study Programmes

Colleges in Tees Valley

Look through the college websites to see what courses they offer, what levels are available, attend open days/evenings, engage with your 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 Nunthorpe Academy Sixth Form Abbey Hill Sixth Form
Carmel College English Martyrs Sixth Form Kings Academy Sixth Form Prior Pursglove College Bede Sixth Form
QE Sixth Form Hartlepool Sixth Form Middlesbrough College Redcar & Cleveland College Conyers Sixth Form
Hartlepool College Macmillan Academy Sixth Form Egglescliffe Sixth Form
Northern School of Art NETA Training Group
Trinity Academy Sixth Form Stockton Riverside College
Stockton Sixth Form