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Post-16 education

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Young people in care and care leavers over the age of 16 are a particularly vulnerable age group who are over-represented in NEET figures.

These young people may:

  • have underachieved at 16
  • have low self-esteem
  • have low aspirations
  • want to move into independent living without having the necessary skills
  • want much less contact with social services

To help this group there is:

  • a post-16 PEP
  • continuing support from the Pathways Team
  • a personal adviser
  • a post-16 bursary of £1200 for those in full time education and training

The 16-19 bursary:

  • is paid directly to schools
  • is to be used to support education eg books, equipment, transport
  • can be paid in instalments dependent on attendance, work rate, etc.


For more information about the post-16 PEP, please contact:
Jean Maddison
PEP Advisor
Phone: 01642 727875 

For more information about the Pathways Team, please contact:
Anthony Coulson
Service Manager
Phone: 01642 354100