Further education courses and funding

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If you're 16 or 17

If you’re aged 16 or 17 you can study a further education (FE) course:

  • full-time at school or college
  • while at work

If you’re coming towards the end of a school or college course, you’re guaranteed a place on an FE course the following autumn if you’re under 18 years old.

Contact your school or local council to find out what’s on offer.


Get advice to help you decide on the right course from a National Careers Service adviser.