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Post-16 and Future Options

The TCES Sixth Forms offer full time education for neurodiverse young people who are preparing for adulthood. The aim is for young people to develop in positive ways to ensure that they progress into education, employment or training. Programmes are typically run over two years.

Who is it for?

Our Sixth Form is designed for students aged 16-19 who are unable to attend mainstream settings and would benefit from a specialist environment to help them achieve their full potential.  They may have come through our schools, or may be new to TCES at sixth form stage.

Typically they will present with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) needs, Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and associated conditions including mental health and anxiety.  They are at risk of dropping out of education, becoming isolated in the community or NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). See our admissions policy for further details.

What do we offer?

We provide:

  • a therapeutic education model differentiated to meet needs
  • clinical support
  • small class sizes
  • high staff ratios
  • vocational and academic courses – with access to a range of courses for two days a week at one of our partner colleges
  • preparing for adulthood – Employment, Independent Living, Community Action and Health, delivered through our award-winning Working L.I.F.E programme
  • an enrichment programme – designed to support social interaction and communication, improved mental wellbeing and community engagement
  • supported work experience and placements
  • alumni mentor educational opportunities
  • access to a careers advisor and work towards an aspirational employment goal
  • job search training - CV, application form and personal statement as well as interview support

Our Sixth Form aims

By creating an individualised learning journey, we hope to ensure positive destinations for all of our young people. Where possible, they will be career ready and independent, and leave us prepared for adult life. They will also have a clear vision for their future, and know where to seek help and guidance.

future options and Careers

Head of Post-16 and Careers - Elizabeth Lickiss 

Careers Lead - Niota Cover

Tel: 07860 853272

Access to a careers adviser and how to access guidance 

We offer personal careers guidance sessions to all students from Year 9 with an independent careers guidance adviser who is qualified to Level 6 and ascribes to the CDI code of ethics. Each student is provided with a follow-up written action plan. Contact for more information.

Baker Clause Access Statement

The Baker Clause access statement sets out TCES' arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school regarding the provider's education or training offer to technical education or apprenticeships.