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Your choices at 14

Places to study at 14

Students now have to stay in education or training until they are 18. The good news is, there is more choice than ever about where they do their studying or training.

Below you will find information about the places you can study, other than secondary school, at 14.

If you are interested, explore the provider's website to see what they offer and how to apply. You could also get advice and support from your school, family and friends to make sure this is the right choice for you.

At 14 you can study at these places:

The range of places you can study other than school are:

  • University Technical Colleges - government-funded schools that offer 14 to 18 year olds both academic and technical education, related to specific job sectors.
  • Studio Schools - teach through enterprise projects and real work. This approach ensures students' learning is connected to the real world and helps them develop the skills they need for life and work.
  • Free Schools - these are like academies but are set up to meet the needs of a local community.
  • Some Pre-16 college courses - a few students may go to a Further Education college to study vocational courses through a specific pre-16 programme while they are still learning at school.

Here are some places you can study at 16, as well as places you can study at 18.

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