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Y11 Key Information – You Only Leave Once!

You have to remain in education or training until you are 18. This does not mean you have to stay on at school after Year 11. You can:

  • Stay in full time education at any sixth form or college.
  • Do full-time work-based learning such as an Apprenticeship.
  • Do part-time training alongside working (including self-employment) or volunteering for over 20 hours a week.

In school, in your PD/PSHE lessons, you will put together a career portfolio including a CV and use Unifrog which will prepare you for the next step in your career.  This will include visitors from local colleges and providers who will be able to give you lots of advice.  You will all have the chance to meet with a careers adviser from Careers South West to talk through your options and some of you will have more than one appointment, this decision is yours, the more work you do the happier you will be with your choice. Remember you need to do all you can to achieve at least grade 4 in Maths and English else you will have to redo these wherever you go.

You need to begin your research NOW, all providers will have Open events and they will open at different times for applications.

Duchy College

Duchy College, Stoke Climsland, Stoke Climsland, Callington PL17 8PB

Tel: 0330 123 4784                                                                  


Open Events at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

16-19 Apprenticeship

  • 21st September 2022, 5:00pm – 7:00pm                
  • 28th January 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • 22nd March 2023, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Discover courses, apprenticeships, tour the campuses and meet their teams at one of the Open Days!

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Taster Days at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

16-19 Apprenticeship University

  • 25th October 2022, 9:00am – 3:30pm                     
  • 14th February 2023, 9:00am – 3:30pm
  • 6th April 2023, 10:00am – 2:00pm                            
  • 30th May 2023, 9:00am – 3:30pm

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City College Plymouth

Kings Road, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 5QG

Tel: 01752 305300                                                  


Year 11 Course Taster Sessions – 25 October @ 11.30am – 27 October @ 4.00pm

Careers Open Day – 5 November @ 10.00am – 1.00pm

Careers Open Day – 28 January 2023 @ 10.00am – 1.00pm

Apprenticeships Open Evening – 8 February 2023 @ 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Year 11 Course Taster Sessions – 14 February 2023 @ 11.30am – 16 February 2023 @ 4.00pm

Apprenticeships Open Evening – 9 April 2023 @ 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Careers Open Day – 6 May 2023 @ 11.00am – 4.00pm

Open Day – 25 August 2023 @ 11.00am – 2.00pm

Plymouth College of Art

Arts University Plymouth, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AT

Tel: 01752 203434                                                   



  • SATURDAY 22 OCT 11:00AM — 1:30PM

On Demand open days – Stream pre-recorded Open Day talks when it’s convenient for you.

Scott College

Scott Medical and Healthcare College, Somerset Place, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4BZ

Tel: 01752 987 010                                                 



First Open Evening of the new academic year will be on Thursday 29th September 2022.


UTC PLYMOUTH, Park Avenue, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4RL

General enquiries on 01752 284250 or email:

No open days scheduled

Callywith College

Callywith College, Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, PL31 2GT              

Tel: 01208 224000                   


Open Events

Open Days

  • Saturday 12 November 2022, 10am – 3pm                   
  • Saturday 28 January, 2023, 10am – 3pm

Open Evenings

  • Thursday 2nd March 2023, 5pm – 8pm                  
  • Thursday 11 May 2023, 5pm – 8pm

Year 11 Information Evenings – dates to TBC

Skills Group   

Western Wood Way, Langage, Plympton, PL7 5BG              

Tel: 01752 332 442


With over 25 years’ experience, Skills Group specialises in delivering apprenticeships, full-time courses and bespoke career development programmes across the South West.

Discovery College                                                                  


Honicknowle Lane, Plymouth, PL5 3NG                                

Tel: 01752 761011

No open days currently scheduled, but you can watch their virtual open day here:


You can do an apprenticeship in anything apart from medicine. If you are interested, please see Mrs Gue.

In the meantime, you need to work hard to find an employer that will take you on, eg a garage if you want an Apprenticeship in mechanics.  You will also need to register with a training provider, which may be Cornwall College or City College – see their prospectuses.  You should also register on the National Apprenticeships website, all interested students will have specific talks on apprenticeships and support with applying, it is principally the same as applying for a job, CV’s are very important, remembering you will be studying alongside working:

Other useful websites: – Careers South West – lots of information on all aspects of education & training.              

Other useful contacts: – Careers leader within the school – Careers Co-ordinator – Teacher of PD – Teacher of PD  – Head of Sixth form

Dates for your planner:

6th Form Information coming out – Launching November 2022

Year 11 Parents’ Surgery – 4th January 2023

Deadline for application to Saltash 6th form – 16th December 2022