Post 16 Pathways and Progression 

All young people in England must continue in education or training until 18 years of age.  Young people have the following choices at the end of Year 11:

  • Full time study at a Sixth Form, college or training provider
  • Full time work or volunteering combined with part time education of training
  • An apprenticeship (only available for students with GCSE's)
  • A traineeship
  • A Supported Internship (only available for students with an EHC Plan)

Full time study at Greenbank Sixth Form is 5 full days a week.  Full time study at the majority of colleges is 3 days a week / 16 hours per week.


Useful Links

Young People's Service CWaC (Independent Careers Advice)

Cheshire West & Chester Local Offer

Youth Support Service CE

Cheshire East Local Offer

Find a Traineeship / Traineeships Factsheet    

Apprenticeships – Students Guide

Apprenticeships – Parents Guide 

National Apprenticeship Service - Getting Started

National Apprenticeship Service - Apply for an Apprenticeship

National Careers Service


Local Colleges

Petty Pool College

Cheshire College South & West (Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses)

Warrington & Vale Royal College (Warrington and Winsford Campuses)

Macclesfield College

Reaseheath College

Riverside College

Coleg Cambria (Northop, Yale, Deeside, Bersham, Llysfasi)

Wirral Metropolitan College

Greenbank School, Greenbank Ln, Hartford, Northwich CW8 1LD

Tel: 01606 663820 | Email: [email protected]