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Post-16 options

Supporting you to learn! Financial assistance and concessionary bus and rail fares are available in Calderdale.

We want young people in Calderdale to have the right information, guidance and support. This will help them make the best post-16 choice.

C&K Careers should be every young person's first point of call, when looking at post-16 options. C&K Career's staff visit each school in Calderdale, weekly.

For about this, visit: C&K Careers or phone: 01484 242000.

Useful information

  • UCAS allows young people between 13 and 17 years old to search for courses across England and Wales;
  • The National Careers Service has careers advice and information on jobs, training course resources and funding.

What is available in Calderdale?

There is a lot of post-16 provision in Calderdale.

Our provision includes schools with 6th forms, colleges and apprenticeship providers:

Schools with 6th forms


Calderdale College is the largest provider of further education (post 16) courses and work-based learning (apprenticeships). It is also the sole provider of higher education awards in Calderdale.

Trinity Sixth Form Academy is a new specialist 6th Form college delivering a wide range of academic courses.


For the Calderdale area, visit: C&K Careers: Training and Apprenticeships.

For England, visit: Apprenticeships who fund and co-ordinate the delivery of apprenticeships.

Advice for employers

For more on this, see: Employing 16 to 18 year olds.

Free school meals

A young person can get free school meals if they are:

  • Aged 16 to 18;
  • still at school;
  • and get Income Support or income based Jobseeker's Allowance (or your parents/carers are on certain benefits).

For more on this, see: Free school meals.

Some students who go to college can get free meals. This depends on their or their parents/carers circumstances. You must be aged between 16 and 18 and cannot be on an apprenticeship course.

For more on this, contact student support at your college or see: Financial help.

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