The Choices After Year 11

In November 2020, The Education People on behalf of Kent County Council, sent a letter to parents/carers of Year 11 young people (based on their date of birth). A copy of this letter is available here.

Young People After Year 11

Young people need to stay in education or training until they're 18 years old, but they can choose how they want to do this. This could be by studying full time, undertaking an apprenticeship or part-time study alongside employment, work experience, volunteering, or self-employment. 

The Choices

Below are the options with links to find out more about each option: 


This website has useful information that will help you and your son/daughter to think about their options. In addition to this, the website has information on the courses available for young people in Kent, which can be used to research options, apply and then track their applications. Some schools may ask young people to apply directly. 

Those young people being educated in Kent, will have a personal account automatically set up for them and they will be issued their log in details from Monday 2 November 2020.

Young People with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

For young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), we advise you talk to the current school about the best way to plan their next steps. 

Help Deciding

If young people need help deciding, they should seek advice from their school in the first instance. There are also several other resources you can access.