Bristol Post-16 Directory

Want a list of all the sixth forms, colleges and training providers in and near Bristol? Download a copy of the Bristol Post 16 Directory below.


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Careers and Post-16

Check out our Careers page that has a checklist for the coming year.

Our careers and post-16 opportunities area carries details of local careers events.

National Citizen Service

Click on the logo for more information.


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Careers and Progression News

Welcome to the Careers page.


SMRT Careers Journey

Please see this overview of the activities and events we run to support your career choices:


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Post-16 Checklist for 2021-22

Click the image below to download a progression checklist for this year which will help you keep on track and make the right choices. 

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Information about when open evenings are taking place can be found further down the page. Please also see our special Careers and Post-16 area of the website for details of apprenticeships, events and opportunities happening in the local area.


You can find details of some of the Post-16 education providers in and near Bristol below.




In addition Bristol City Council provide a resource pack called the Post-16 Directory which contains listings of all the school sixth forms, sixth form colleges, further education colleges and training providers offering post-16 education, training and apprenticeships in and near Bristol. Download a copy from the Council's website here.


Doing a bit of forward planning and thinking about your post-exams options?
Awesome! Use this handy decision tree to work out what options might suit you best. Click the image below.


Bitesize decision trree



What are my options after Year 11?

Click the image below for the full view.


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Next Steps
The animation below showcases and explains each choice available to you. There is also a PDF (below) that compares all of the routes available after GCSEs, along with additional information on each route such as the level of study, entry requirements, duration of the course, where it can lead etc.


View The Next Steps Grid



Future Learn

Career information that matches your education & skills.



This Careerometer Widget allows you to compare information about specific jobs such as salary, job availability and other similar jobs in the same area. Click the box, type the name of a job you are interested in and the information will be revealed.


Guidance for Parents and Carers

The Success at School website have put together guidance to help parents and carers take a positive role in your child’s career journey. It covers all the basics – from university, apprenticeships and other pathways into work, to work experience and employability skills. It outlines job roles linked to each major school subject as well as exploring the jobs of the future.


Open Evenings 2021-22 
These dates are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change. Where dates are not listed please visit the organisation's website or contact them, and we advise that you check the details with the college concerned before travelling.


Access to Music

Every Wednesday -

Ashton Park

Thursday 11 November 2021

Bath College


BEMA Limited

Open Evenings available on request


Boomsatsuma (Media and Acting)

Book onto open events at:

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Bristol Cathedral

Bristol City Council - Bristol Apprenticeships Scheme

See website for details


Bristol Free School

Bristol Technology & Engineering Academy

City Of Bristol College

Cabot Learning Federation

Evening 20 October 2021

Evening 9 February 2022

Please check the website for further details.

Colston’s Girls School



Any time, by appointment


dBs Music


Element Skills Training

One to One appointments with our trained advisors can be made to suit


Fairfield High School

Check website for details


First 4 Skills

Open Evenings/Visits available on request

HIT Training Limited

Check website for details



We recruit throughout the year so are always happy to show potential learners around and carry out an informal interview.



On-going. Contact for details


Learn Direct

On-going. Contact for details

Learning Partnership West (LPW)

On-going. Contact for details

Lifetime Training Group

On-going. Contact for details

Merchants Academy

Thursday 14 October 2021



See website for events across all their colleges


N-Gaged Training and Recruitment

On-going. Contact for details


North Bristol National Health Service Trust

Careers events including apprenticeship recruitment are advertised throughout the year.

For the most up-to-date information follow them on Twitter: @NorthBristolNHS or Facebook: @NorthBristolNHSTrust


North Bristol Post 16 Centre 

Cotham School: Thursday 9 October 2021

Redland School: Thursday 21 October 2021




Princes Trust

Run drop in sessions at their office on Victoria Street (BS1 6BY) every Thursday between 1-4pm. Or you can organise individual appointments by contacting them directly.

Reflections Hair Academy


Robins Foundation


Rolls Royce

Contact for details

S&B Automotive Academy Limited

Please see their website for full details as events are run across the year

South Glos and Stroud College – Including Berkeley Green Centre and the Filton campus 6th Form

Saturday 4 Sept 2021 10am-1pm for 2021 Entry (All Campuses)

Thursday 30 Sept 2021 5:30pm-8pm (A Level Event: Filton Campus only)

Saturday 9 Oct 2021 10am-1pm (All Campuses)

Saturday 27 Nov 2021 10am-1pm (All Campuses)

Saturday 22 Jan 2022 10am-1pm (All Campuses)

Thursday 28 April 2022 5:30pm-8pm (All Campuses)

Saturday 11 June 2022 10am-12:30pm (Higher Education Event: WISE Campus only)


South West Apprenticeship Company Limited

Contact for details

St Bede’s Catholic College

St Brendan’s 6th Form College 

Saturday 2 October 2021 (10am – 2.30pm)

St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School Sixth Form

Our Open Evening Information is available online here


SW Apprenticeship Company

On-going. Contact for details


The Park 

Taster sessions on animal care, childcare, life skills and construction. Check website for details. 


T2 Business

Open Events throughout the year

For individual visits (always welcome) contact: 01179 304 987

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Tomorrow's People

On-going. Contact for details


Weston College

What Next?’ careers week - 4-8 October 2021

School Leavers Open Evening Wednesday 13 October 2021

School Leavers Open Evening - Tuesday 9 November 2021

General Open Evening - Thursday 27 January 2022

Apprenticeship Open Evening - Thursday 10 February 2022

2nd Chance Project (The Park)

On-going. Contact for details