Post-16 Learner Journeys

The new post-16 qualifications will offer learners a coherent and clear route to achieving occupational competence and employment. Learners will have different needs, and will be ready to enter the world of work at different times, and the post-16 qualifications offer a flexible range of pathways.

These pathways could include:

Learner A would leave school at 16 and enter a full-time programme of learning in a further education college. Having completed the Foundation Qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, the learner enters onto an apprenticeship and completes the Apprenticeship qualification in his or her chosen Construction or Building Services Engineering trade.

Learner B also leaves school at 16 and completes the Foundation Qualification in Construction and the Built Environment on a one-year, full-time programme of learning. However, Learner B chooses to remain in full-time education and completes a Progression Qualification in a chosen Construction or Building Services Engineering trade, as well as continuing to develop his or her employability skills. He or she then enters onto an Apprenticeship, or seeks alternative employment, at the end of this second year.

Learner C leaves school and enters onto an apprenticeship. He or she initially completes the Foundation Qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, with a further education college or work-based learning provider, on day or block release from their employment. Having completed this, he or she completes the Apprenticeship Qualification in Construction or Building Services Engineering.

NB: Apprenticeship lengths are examples only. The length of each apprenticeship will be based on the requirements of each occupation.