Life After Sixth Form

As part of our Careers, Advice and Guidance programme, we aim to prepare our students for the next stage of their education/career, whether this be University, apprenticeships or employment.


To attend University students are required to apply through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. The website provides lots of information about the application process, published open days and student accomodation to name a few.

As our students progress through Year 12 and Year 13 we will introduce our students to the website and the application process and provide guidance to ensure they are applying within their grasp.


An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

On completion of post-16 education at Aldridge School, students usually apply for degree apprenticeships where at the end of a successful apprenticeship students will have gained a degree.

As with the UCAS process, we aim provide information and support for students applying for apprenticeships when writing cover letters and CV’s.