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
  • teachers
  • trainers
  • co-ordinators

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.