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 post-16 options page that has a checklist for the coming year.

Our careers and post-16 opportunities area carries details of careers events that are happening locally.


National Citizen Service

Click on the logo for more information.


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Welcome to the Post-16 options page.


This video was shared with students in tutor time to introduce them to post-16 options and to our 6th form as one of these. The fuller 6th form ‘Open Evening’ videos will be shared in the 6th form applications area of the website on Thursday 22 November.



SMRT Careers Programme

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

SMRT Careers Programme Y7-13


Post-16 Checklist for 2020-21

Use the timeline below to map out this year and keep on track to make the right choices. A download copy of the timeline in the form of a checklist is available below.



Want a printout of this timeline? Click here.


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.


A Guide for Parents and Carers

The Success at School website have put together a guide 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.


Read the guide here.


Open Evenings 2020-21 
Dates still to be published. These dates are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change. We advise that you check the details with the college concerned before travelling. 


Access to Music

Every Wednesday -

Ashton Park

Bath College


BEMA Limited

Open Evenings available on request


Boomsatsuma (Media and Acting)

Check website for information on events

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol City Council - Bristol Apprenticeships Scheme

See website for details


Bristol Free School

Bristol Technology & Engineering Academy

City Of Bristol College

Digital Open Event 14 October 2020 4:30pm-7:30pm. Details here.

Cabot Learning Federation

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


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 




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

Please see the 2020/21 Prospectus.


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


South West Apprenticeship Company Limited

Contact for details

St Bede’s Catholic College

St Brendan’s 6th Form College 

St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School Sixth Form


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

2nd Chance Project (The Park)

On-going. Contact for details 



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