Choosing Options After Year 11

SEND Information & Guidance

Support from Years 8/9

Careers Advisers from Young People’s Support Services (YPSS) will attend Education Health and Care Plan meetings from Year 8/9 onward to offer support with their future plans. 

  • During Years 8 or 9 (age 13/14) depending on which school your child attends, they will choose their options to decide which subjects they will continue with. This will be GCSE’s or alternative qualifications in addition to English, Math’s and Science.
  • During Year 11, they will decide how they would like to continue learning. Some of the options they may choose are: sixth form or college training, an apprenticeship, employment or supported employment.
  • At age 18 + students may need advice about what to do next. Next steps could include; further training, employment, supported employment, apprenticeships or University.

If your child is planning to continue in education they will need to make a decision about their future plans by March of the year they will finish.

If you would like further help or support with these options, please use the YPSS ‘Help with choices leaflet’. 

Your child will have access to a Careers Adviser from YPSS who works within their school, to advise them about their next steps and give all the relevant information to help with future plans.  This support could include:

  • Information on further education courses
  • Applying for Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • Advice on Supported Internships
  • Support with completing college and Job application forms
  • Information on Financial support and transport
  • Signposting to agencies to access additional support

Where can I study and develop skills?

To see where you can study and develop your skills the Local Offer section of the North East Lincolnshire Council website provides detailed information.

The Local Offer provides and directs you to information that supports children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It helps parents, children and young people aged 0 to 25 years find information about specialist and targeted services and activities in North East Lincolnshire.

Visit Local Offer


Support for parents of young people with SEND

Phone: 01472 355365