Stay at school

Some schools have sixth forms so you can stay at school after Year 11/age 16. Or you can apply to another school that offers different courses. You can get more information from your school careers adviser.

To see more about what schools can offer, find a school here.

Find a college

You can contact local colleges for information about courses and the support they offer.

Independent specialist colleges

A small number of young people with an EHC Plan will have education and training needs that can only be met by a specialist college.

The following list of specialist colleges are all:

  • within 30 miles of the Warwickshire border
  • OR have had five or more young people placed there by ourselves in 2016/17.

The list is just a guide. It can’t replace independent advice and guidance from professionals, such as the careers guidance staff in schools/colleges.

You can see these on the Special Colleges Map (PDF, 14.3 MB)

The full directory of independent specialist colleges can be found at the NATSPEC.

Find independent learning or training

If you want to carry on learning or training, you don’t have to go to a school or college. You can get a qualification or learn skills to help find a job.

Find higher education

You can search for university and higher education courses at UCAS.

Young people who are going to university are not eligible for an EHC Plan. If you already have an EHC Plan it will end when you start university.

Universities and higher education colleges should have someone in charge of disability issues. You can talk to them about the support they offer.

University students can apply for a Disability Students’ Allowance (DSA).