Brighton based help with finding work and training or retraining

East Sussex County Council

The raising of the participation age means that all young people now need to be in education or training until they are 18. This doesn’t mean that they have to stay on at school so many young people move into training or take up apprenticeships. In 2012 East Sussex County Council wanted to make sure that all young people as well as their parents, carers, teachers and advisers fully understood the changes and the opportunities.  We used our expertise to develop publications that were made available in paper and online so that young people, teachers, parents and carers could keep up to date during the period of transition.


We made sure that the resources we produced were clear, accurate and user friendly so that young people and their parents/carers can make the best possible decisions.

We provided four versions of the materials to enable all users to see all the post 16 opportunities in one place, whether they were moving on to further learning, or combining learning with training. They are able to identify all the local schools and colleges as well as the training providers and develop an understanding of progression opportunities. As well as the general version we produced specialised information for:

  • young people with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • young people who have been excluded from mainstream education.
  • care leavers