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.


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 2019-20

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



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




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 2019-20 
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

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Bath College

Bath City Centre Campus

Saturday 19 October 2019 10am-1pm

Thursay 5 December 2019 4pm-7pm

Saturday 1 February 2020 10am-1pm

Thursday 14 May 2020 4pm-7pm


Somer Valley Campus

Saturday 9 November 2019 10am-1pm

Saturday 25 January 2020 10am-1pm

Saturday 9 May 2020 10am-1pm


BEMA Limited

Open Evenings available on request


Boomsatsuma (Media and Acting)

Check website for information on events

Bristol Cathedral

Tuesday 15 October 2019 - 5-8pm

Thursday 7 November 2019 - 5-8pm

Bristol City Council - Bristol Apprenticeships Scheme

See website for details


Bristol Free School

Thursday 14 November 2019 Sixth Form Open Evening - 6.30-8.00pm

Bristol Technology & Engineering Academy

Saturday 28 September 2019 - 10am-1pm

Saturday 9 November 2019 - 10am-1pm

Wednesday 21 November 2019 - 6-8pm

Thursday 24 January 2020 - 6-8pm

Wednesday 27 February 2020 - 6-8pm

City Of Bristol College

Saturday 12 October 2019 - 10am-1pm

Tuesday 26 November 2019 - 5pm-7.30pm

Saturday 18 January 2020 - 10am-1pm

Saturday 2 May 2020 - 10am-1pm

Saturday 4 July 2020 - 10am-1pm

Cabot Learning Federation

22 October 2019 Recruitment Open Evening 4.00-7.00pm at Bristol Brunel Academy

26 February 2020 Recruitment Open Evening 4.00-7.00pm at John Cabot Academy

Colston’s Girls School



Any time, by appointment


dBs Music

Thursday 17 October 2019 6-8pm

Thursday 21 November 2019 6-8pm


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

Friday 8 November 2019 - 4-7pm


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 

Thursday 17 October 2019

Thursday 24 October 2019



Wednesday 27 November 2019 5-7.30pm at The Create 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

Friday 1 November 2019

Friday 21 February 2020

Friday 17 April 2020

Friday 29 May 2020


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 5 October 2019 10am-1pm (All Campuses)

Saturday 23 November 2019 10am-1pm (All Campuses)

Saturday 24 November 2019 - 10am-1pm (All Campuses)

Saturday 25 January 2020 - 10am-1pm (All Campuses)

Thursday 23 April 2020 - 5:30pm-8:00pm 


South West Apprenticeship Company Limited

Contact for details

St Bede’s Catholic College

Thursday 24 October 2019 6.30-8.30pm

St Brendan’s 6th Form College 

Saturday 5 October 2019 10am-2.30pm

Thursday 17 October 2019 5-8pm

Wednesday 20 November 2019 5-8pm

Thursday 6 February 2019 5-8pm

St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School Sixth Form

Monday 21 October 2019 (principally for students of St Mary Redcliffe main school)

Wednesday 13 November 2019 (principally for students of all other schools)


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

Thursday 10th Oct 2019 – all campuses 5.30-8.00pm

Saturday 16th Nov 2019 – all campuses 9.30-12.30pm

Wednesday 29th Jan 2020 – all campuses 5.30-8.00pm

Saturday 13th June 2020 – Festival of Learning 10.30-2.30pm, WsM Town Centre

2nd Chance Project (The Park)

On-going. Contact for details 



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