Options for Post-16

Options for Post-16

What's it all about?

Our students can take a look below at lots of information from a range of providers, in order to help them make their decision of where their next steps may take them.


Take a look below at the Post-16 Providers who we work closely with across the year and who are part of our ever-growing community.


Please click here to view the list of Open Evenings for local Sixth Forms and Colleges for 2023-2024.




Carmel College

Carmel is a Catholic Sixth Form College welcoming students of all faiths and from all backgrounds. The college is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and has a reputation for offering a range of high quality A Level, BTEC and Foundation Learning Courses.


Find out more

  • Visit their website
  • Call 01744 452 214 or email admissions@carmel.ac.uk
  • Open Event dates:
    • Wednesday 11th October 2023 – 5:00-7:30pm
    • Tuesday 9th November 2023 – 5:00-7:30pm
    • Tuesday 12th March 2024 – 5:00-7:30pm


Cronton Sixthform College

Ensuring that every student reaches their full potential is at the heart of everything at Cronton Sixth Form.

Their Centres of Excellence in STEM, Sport, and Performing Arts are thriving and they're building on the exciting partnerships in these areas which currently exist with Oxford, Cambridge and a range of prestigious universities, the NHS, The Royal Society, Sci-Tech Daresbury Science and Innovation Centre and many more.


Find out more

  • Visit their website
  • Call 0151 257 2022 or email courses@cronton.ac.uk
  • Open Event dates:
    • Saturday 30th September 2023 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Thursday 5th October 2023 – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
    • Wednesday 11th October 2023 – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
    • Tuesday 14th November 2023 – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
    • Tuesday 20th February 2024 – 5.30pm – 7.30pm


Cowley Sixth Form College

Cowley Sixth Form is a popular Sixth Form College attracting students from schools across the borough and beyond. Student happiness is of paramount importance. 

The College is an inclusive Sixth Form and a place where students form life-long friendships. Through the numerous clubs and enrichment activities on offer, as well as through our break-out spaces and landscaped grounds, there is ample opportunity to socialise and make friends with other students who have similar interests to you. 

Find out more

  • Visit their website
  • Call 01744 678030
  • Open Event dates:
    Thursday 27th September 2023 – 4:30pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday 16th November 2023 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm


Riverside College

At Riverside College they believe in the power of education to enhance and transform people’s lives. They are a college which strives to be outstanding in everything we do and this ethos is reflected in our outstanding 100% pass rates, exceptional league table position and our partnerships with local, national and global organisations.


Find out more

  • Visit their website
  • Call 0151 257 2800 or email courses@riverside.ac.uk
  • Open event dates:
    Thursday 7th November 2023 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Tuesday 12th March 2024 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Tuesday 11th June 2024 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm


St Helens College

St Helens College caters for students of all ages, studying at all levels. They provide courses and training to around 8,000 students across two main sites, the Town Centre Campus and the STEM Centre, Technology Campus. Their courses include BTEC Vocational programmes and Apprenticeships across a wide range of areas.

Our Open Event platform is still live for applicants to explore. Students can access this online any time by visiting https://www.sthelens.ac.uk/events. The platform is great for students that are still unsure on their chosen course and may want to explore course information, student successes and learn more around the entry requirements for each course.


Find out more

  • Visit their website 
  • Call 0800 99 66 99 or 01744 733766 or email admissions@sthelens.ac.uk
  • Open Event dates:
    • Wednesday 11th October 2023 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    • Wednesday 22nd November 2023 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    • Wednesday 31st January 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    • Wednesday 13th March 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm



Warrington & Vale Royal College

Are you thinking about your next steps after year 11? Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College there are over 100 courses to choose from for your post-16 education, all of which lead thousands of students every year to turn a qualification into their dream career.

As a Centre of Technical Excellence and #YourCareerCollege, we put our students' career aspirations at the heart of everything we do. As a student at Warrington's leading provider of technical education and skills training, real-world industry experiences are central to your studies. These opportunities enrich your learning journey, enhance your future prospects, and pave the way for success in employment and/or higher education.

College is an exciting step in any young person’s life. It is the beginning of a new chapter and a time to study a subject you really enjoy. Whatever your interests, your goals and your background, if you’re passionate about your future, there’s a place for you here with us.

In partnership with top employers, our wide range of technical courses, T Levels and apprenticeships support thousands of students every year to turn a qualification into their dream career. Offering courses from entry level to level 3 (A Level equivalent), we truly have something for everyone.

There's so much to experience and we encourage prospective students to come along and get a real feel for the vibrant atmosphere of our inclusive college first-hand.

To attend, you MUST register in advance using the form below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Find out more

  • Visit their website 
  • Call 01925 494 494 or email learner.services@wvr.ac.uk
  • Open Event dates - you must register in advance here:
    • Tuesday 10th October 2023 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Wednesday 18th October 2023 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Monday 6th November 2023 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Digital Prospectus - click here



The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) is world renowned as a leading provider of university level creative and performing arts training with a portfolio of ambitious and popular courses. 

Find out more

  • Visit their website 
  • Call on 0151 330 3232 
  • Contact them here
  • Open Event dates - booking available via their website at https://www.lipasixthformcollege.org/
    • Saturday 14th October 2023 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Saturday 18th November 2023 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Saturday 20th January 2024 - 10:00am - 2:00pm


T Levels

Click here to read the letter from previous Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, to raise awareness of T Levels. These exciting new qualifications are new post-16 options from September 2022.

The Growth Company: Education and Skills

The Growth Company Education & Skills, formerly The Skills Company, is one of the largest providers of work-based learning for young people and adults. They offer a huge range of apprenticeships, traineeships and courses for people throughout their working lives. As well as practically based training, they also offer a wide range of classroom-based courses designed to cater for all levels and all ages. 

Find out more


UTC Warrington Post-16 Provision

University Technical Colleges [UTCs] offer so much more than traditional schools. UTCs develop young professionals by focusing on one or two specialisms alongside a broader curriculum. It is a different and exciting way to learn. Alongside local universities and employers, UTCs deliver specialist technical qualifications that provide real life learning experience.


Find out more

  • Visit their website
  • Initial enquiries can be made to info@utcw.co.uk and for admissions enquiries, please email admissions@utcw.co.uk.
  • Open Event dates:
    • Thursday 21st September 2023 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Saturday 23rd September 2023 – 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Wednesday 11th October 2023
    • Saturday 14th October 2023
    • Thursday 16th November 2023
    • Saturday 18th November 2023


The British Army

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force gives you opportunities you won’t find in any other career. The experience you gain with us will equip you to work at the top of your field, both in the UK and overseas.

Find out more


Royal Navy/Marines

There are various levels of apprenticeships and career opportunities available with the Royal Navy and Marines, along with sponsorship opportunities for A-level scholarships and University bursaries.

Find out more

  • Visit their website
  • Call 0345607 5555 or Live Chat is available here. Local careers offices are also available.

  • Application link. Applications are taken all-year-round. 



LLS offer course such as Sports Industry Course – Level 3 Extended BTEC Diploma in Sport (equivalent to three A levels) – requires five GCSEs and equivalent at grade 4-9 and Football Industry Course - Level 3 Extended BTEC Diploma in Sport, combined with full time training schedule and competitive fixtures with Chorley FC.

Find out more

  • Visit their website
  • Call 0151 294 322, email yourfuture@llsonline.uk or find them on Socials @LLSOnline

  • Application link


Edge Hill University

For most courses Edge Hill University ask for a minimum of 5 GCSE's grades 4 and above, including Maths and English. They accept both A-Levels and BTEC's or a mixture of both and they ask for different grades or UCAS points depending on the course you are looking at.


Find out more

  • Visit their website
  • Call 01695 650950 or get in contact with the Course Enquiries Team here.
  • Virtual Events can be found here.

  • Application link. 


Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University offers Undergraduate degrees, Undergraduate degrees with foundation year, Masters, PGCEs, PGDEs and Other Postgraduate courses.

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Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University offer over 199 undergraduate degree programmes with a large variety of degree programmes including Sport Science, Law, Nursing, Criminology, Psychology, Fashion, Engineering (many different types) and Computing programmes, Forensic Science and Media/Film programmes to name just a few.

What degree should you go for?


Find out more

  • Visit their website
  • Call 0151 231 5090 or email courses@ljmu.ac.uk
  • Virtual Events and more details can be found here.


LMA - Love Media. Love Music. Love Arts.

At LMA, they offer a wide range of Level 3 and BA (Hons) degrees in media, music and performing arts. Delivered at an incredibly high standard of tuition. The LMA family prides itself on the quality of its staff and teaching professionals, resulting in the best opportunities for students as they strive to become industry experts themselves.

Studying at LMA is very different to other music, performing arts and media institutions. At LMA, not only do you get academic support, but our expert team of advisors are on hand to help your personal growth and development, ensuring that you are ready for a career in your chosen art. At LMA, not only do you gain a degree, you develop and enhance the passion needed for a successful career in the creative sectors.

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