16 to 19 study programmes: guide for providers

Information for education and training providers on how to plan and apply the study programmes.


16 to 19 study programmes: guidance


This guide sets out the government’s policy on 16 to 19 study programmes. It covers academic, technical and vocational study programmes, including traineeships and supported internships.

It applies to all providers of 16 to 19 education in England, including:

  • schools
  • further education (FE) colleges
  • sixth-form colleges
  • work-based learning providers
  • training providers
Published 20 July 2017