Post-16 Careers Week 2023



Monday Oct 9, 2023


Friday Oct 13, 2023



Post-16 Careers Week 2023

Monday 9th – Friday 13th October 2023


Stockport Council and Stockport Jobs Match bring you a week-long Virtual Careers Fair to help you understand your choices from 16+.

Whether you're considering A-Levels or Apprenticeships, University or employment, or you're still undecided, join our 5-day event to learn about different career, education and training pathways and meet with local business and training providers.


Discover your career options after finishing your GCSEs or leaving college/sixth form.

  • Learn about different qualifications and explore further and higher education routes – from A-Levels to Apprenticeships, Degrees to HNDs.
  • Explore local sixth forms, FE and HE colleges, universities and training providers in one place and ask your questions to the experts.
  • Hear from Stockport employers about current job opportunities and careers of the future.
  • Access resources for students, teachers, parents and carers to help plan your next steps at 16+ and 18+.



What’s happening for this year’s 16+ Careers Week


Post-16 Careers Week Updates on Instagram


This year we've launched a dedicated Instragram account where you can view videos, content, live event updates, resources, stories, reels and more in the lead up to Post-16 Careers Week, during the week itself and for the rest of the academic year. 

It's a great way to find out about new updates - from open events to course guides - so make sure you follow us @post16careers and search the hashtag #post16careersweek to stay informed

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16+ College & Sixth Form Prospectus 2023/24


Struggling to find out about courses, open days and options for study? Need to know how a BTEC compares to a T-Level, and which course is right for you?

Check out our complete guide to qualifications and training routes from 16+, covering levels and subjects/sectors, how/where to study them and what they could lead on to. Our 16+ College & Sixth Form Prospectus for this academic year brings you everything you need to know in one place!

Available from mid-September, it can be downloaded and viewed online and will be regularly updated with information about:

  • Qualifications explained (what the different levels actually mean and how they compare)
  • Different types of academic and vocational qualification, their study methods and how they’re assessed
  • Where to study each qualification/subject type (so you know exactly where to apply for)
  • Full listings of all Stockport colleges and sixth forms – including their courses, contact details, open events and prospectus
  • Details of local training and apprenticeship providers
  • An overview of higher education routes (from university to degree apprenticeships)
  • UCAS points and how to apply for University
  • Employment, volunteering and work experience


Download Prospectus Here




Free resources for students, teachers, parents and carers


Want to know more about Apprenticeships? Not sure on the difference between A-Levels and T-Levels? Don’t understand UCAS points or funding?

Check out our fantastic range of videos, lesson plans, student activities and free downloads. Ideal to complete in school or at home to help you research your options and have conversations about the right next steps for you.

Available from mid-September, you’ll have access to:

  • Skills Builders and Career Pathway Planning tools
  • Careers Inspiration Worksheets and ‘Future You’ Challenge activities
  • School and College Leaver CV Templates
  • Sample college, apprenticeship and university application forms
  • Covering letters to apply for work experience, volunteering, employment or an internship
  • #TheFutureIsOurs Toolkits to help you understand more about preparing for adulthood and the support services available


View Resources




Further & Higher Education Evening Q&A Events


Got specific questions for a local Sixth Form, University or Apprenticeship Provider? Want to know about personal statements, application deadlines, funding or SEND support?

Join our Live Events for students, parents and carers to learn everything you need to know about heading off to sixth form, FE or HE college, university or starting an apprenticeship. Hear from local providers all in one place, find out about upcoming open days and ask your questions to our guest panel.

We’ll be holding two events on:


What’s next after GCSEs? An introduction to 16+ Choices

Tuesday 10th October 7.00pm-8.30pm


An overview of qualifications and training routes after leaving secondary school
Presentations from colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeship providers such as:

  • Aquinas Sixth Form College
  • Stockport College
  • Loreto College
  • Xaverian College
  • The Manchester College
  • Hazel Grove High School
  • GC Education & Skills
  • Damar Training


Plus Q&A with our expert panel. Free tickets will be available via Eventbrite from September on a first come first served basis.


Book here




What’s next after college? An introduction to 18+ Choices

Thursday 12th October 7.00pm-8.30pm


An overview of qualifications and training routes after leaving college, sixth form or completing an apprenticeship
Presentations from colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeship providers such as:

  • Stockport HE College
  • UA92
  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Liverpool
  • Salford University
  • The Prince's Trust
  • GM Higher


Local employers offering higher or degree apprenticeships, internships or employment for 18+ year-olds
Q&A with expert panel. Free tickets will be available via Eventbrite from September on a first come first served basis.


Book tickets here



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