ANNEX 4(i): 16+ Learning Choices - the first offer of post-16 learning
The following illustration suggests a timeline of action for partners, to be considered when planning and delivering the first offer of post-16 learning to young people - in December and May of the year in which they reach their statutory leaving date. It should be considered alongside partners' roles and responsibilities. Where there is reference to partners, it is intended that this includes any person, organisation or agency working with or to benefit a young person.
Where there is a significant gap between confirmation of an offer and the offer start date; SDS will work with the young person and relevant partners to put in place an interim offer.
(Further details about the offer can be found within the 16+ Learning Choices Policy and Practice Framework.)
ANNEX 4(ii): 16+ Learning Choices - a subsequent offer of post-16 learning
This illustration represents a typical cycle of action for partners, to be considered when a young person is making a subsequent transition within the Senior Phase. This is a continuous process and follows confirmation that a young person requires another offer of learning and/or appropriate support. Likely reasons for a subsequent offer include:
- completion of a previous post-16 learning opportunity
- risk of disengaging from an existing offer of post-16 learning
- already disengaged from learning
- referral by a partner agency or self-referral
There are no specific timings for subsequent offers: this will be determined by individual need and will require a prompt, collaborative response from local partners. Any number of subsequent offers may be made within the Senior Phase to help young people stay in learning.