16 to 19 study programmes: advice on planning and provision
Departmental advice on planning and providing study programmes for students aged 16 to 19.
This departmental advice applies to the academic years 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017.
It is for:
- senior leadership teams
- curriculum planners
It applies to all providers of 16 to 19 education, including:
- further education (FE) colleges
- sixth-form colleges
- school sixth forms
- work-based learning providers
- training providers
It is also relevant to organisations providing traineeships.
Departmental advice helps you understand how to comply with the law or explains what our policies mean in practice. You do not have to follow the advice.
Published: 13 August 2014
Updated: 20 January 2016
- Updated departmental advice to include more information on using work experience as an alternative to a substantial qualification, and on supporting students at the end of their programme. Also updated sections on English, maths and work experience.
- Updated advice covering 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 academic years.
- First published.