Further education and training

Further Education

  • Routes 2 employment

    Different routes available to young people leaving school and seeking employment .


  • Adult learning courses

    Whatever your interest – painting, cookery, learning about computers, brushing up your English or maths skills, helping your children at school – we probably have a course for you. Daytime and evening classes take place at a range of venues across the county.

  • Staying in learning – raising the participation age

    From Summer 2013, young people must continue until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17. From summer 2015 onwards they must continue until their 18th birthday. Find out more information.

  • Further Education Colleges

    Information on the local Further Education Colleges.

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)

    This award scheme is an individual programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, that will challenge you and get you involved in exciting and interesting activities in your spare time. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24, and be ready for a challenge.

  • Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeship programmes include a mix of work-based learning and accredited training whilst being a paid employee.  There are over 200 different Apprenticeship covering over 1200 different job roles. In 2011, 4100 Warwickshire residents started apprenticeships.

  • Environment education

    Come and get up close to your environment with Warwickshire’s Country Parks. Come for a whole day or half a day, the choice is yours. We would love to see you and your class this year in our beautiful country parks.

  • Foster care NVQ

    Warwickshire’s Foster Care NVQ Assessment Centre offers approved foster carers, other authorities and private fostering agencies the opportunity to gain a QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) diploma.

  • Foster care training courses

    Foster carers make a real difference in the lives of children and young people. We provide professional training and development opportunities to support them with the children and young people they look after.

  • Foundation Learning

    Young people on Foundation Learning follow personalised programmes that are tailored to their particular needs, interests and aspirations – focusing on helping them to achieve their intended ‘destination’ – such as GCSEs, level 2 college courses, Apprenticeships or skilled work.

  • Heritage Education

    The Heritage Education team uses the collections of Warwickshire Museum Service and the County Record Office to make the heritage of Warwickshire accessible.

  • Outdoor education

    Centres at Marle Hall (Wales) and Kingsbury Water Park offer a range of activities to enthuse, develop and inspire young people and adults to learn in an adventurous environment.

  • Parenting programmes

    Toddler tantrums? Trouble coping with teenagers? No one ever said being a parent was going to be easy! In fact, it is probably the most demanding job that you will ever have. Whether you need a little bit of advice or more detailed help, the Parenting Development Team co-ordinate a number of courses which can help you.

  • Student finance

    Financial help and advice for students and parents.

Further education and training was last updated on September 22, 2014.