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16-18 Year Olds

While variety and the school curriculum are all good, there comes a time when you just want to concentrate on the one thing you care about or the place where your talent can really shine.

Whether you want to complete a course and go straight into a job or training scheme, or if you’re thinking about uni and you already know what you want to study, this is your opportunity to press the starter on your career.

Our courses let you put all your effort into the thing you love most (assuming that’s not wholemeal toast with peanut butter) and begin to pick up the skills, knowledge and experience that could give you a head start in your chosen career.

Check out the range of courses 

Each of the subject pages on this site give you a brief introduction to the industry, what you might study and where it could lead you.

You can find out more about the individual courses we offer for each subject by clicking the red buttons or using our course finder

16 -19 Study Programmes

At West Suffolk College, we have designed our study programmes in line with the requirements of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.  Our study programmes are flexible, built around the needs of individual students, which supports their development and builds upon the College’s Three Pillars.

Students on a 16-19 Study Programme will:

  1. Have a substantial qualification that stretches them and prepares them for education at the next level or employment
  2. Continue to study English and maths where these have not yet been achieved at GCSE grade 4 or above
  3. Undertake a period of work placement and/or work-related activity to apply the skills from their chosen course in the real world of work
  4. Develop their character strengths and broader knowledge and skills that are designed to help students to prepare for working and living in modern Britain