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Post 16 Options for Children with Special Educational Needs / Disabilities SEND

Post 16 options for students with SEND

When your son or daughter leaves school at 16 - 19 years, they are likely to have some or all of the following options available to them, depending on their ability, independence and support needs:

•Full-time education at college

•Training or apprenticeships - either work-based or foundation learning

•Employment - open, supported or voluntary

•Social Care options - community based day activities - this could include day centres, part-time college, social firms, community leisure or sport/fitness activities and supported living/specialist residential care for those who are eligible for services.

Education options

Include staying on in school sixth form or non-maintained and independent specialist schools (NMISS), further education (FE) colleges and independent specialist colleges (ISC).

List of current education providers

Further Education Colleges

City of Liverpool College

Greenbank College

Knowsley Community College

Myerscough College

Independent Specialist Colleges

Activate Arts

Arden College

Beaumont College

Henshaws College

Pengwern College

Seashell College

Employment and training options

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Internships are available see for further information. Liverpool Local Authority is committed to working with Greater Merseyside Learning Partnership Forum ( and other partners to develop opportunities for employment and training that meet the needs of students with SEND in Liverpool.