Post 16 Options

Post 16 Options

If you are currently not in education or employment there are programmes to support you.

Face to face support

Supported housing centre for homeless or unemployed young people.

Age: 18-30

Area: Trowbridge

Website: Supported Housing & Homeless Support for Young Adults – Amber (

Tel: 01225 759902

The Advantage programme has been designed to support young people to find a starting point in finding their future. 

Age 16-18

Area: Wiltshire College – Chippenham, Trowbridge and Salisbury campus.


Supports people who want to develop their skills, access education or move towards the world of work.

Age 16+

Area: Across Wiltshire.

Website Building Bridges programme

Tel: 01380 732821

Greatwood use former racehorses to help educate children and young adults. Their Get Going programme  is a free 5 day course where learners can gain a nationally recognised accredited qualification in horse care.

Age: 16-24

Area: Marlborough

Website: Educational Programmes with Greatwood Charity

Tel:01672 514535

A 12 week intervention programme with help to find work and your mental health and wellbeing.

Age –  15-17 or up to 25 if care experienced or have SEN.

Area: Across Wiltshire

Website – NCS Experiences – UK Futures (

Weekly sessions for young people who want to develop and improve their experience and/or qualifications to enable them to go on to access further education, employment, training or apprenticeships.  Includes skills and experience development (outdoor sessions), Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 English and maths courses and work experience opportunities.

Age: 14+

Area: Mere and surrounding area.


Tel: 07585 723824

Part of Youth Action Wiltshire young people are supported to develop individual action plans, take part in personal and social activities, accredited training courses and volunteering opportunities.

Age: 16-19

Area: Devizes (transport may be offered from other areas)

Website: Youth Action Wiltshire | Project Inspire (

Tel: 01380 729813

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a 12-week-course for young people who are not in employment, education or training between the ages of 16-25. The course is free, and you won’t lose any benefits you may be claiming. Furthermore, any public transports costs incurred by attending the course will be refunded back to you at the end of each week. The course starts at three points of the academic year.

Website: Princes Trust | Bath College

Online / Distance Learning

Short skills programme to help improve your employability skills, work towards  a Functional Skills qualification if needed. A dedicated Work Coach will support you in finding a work placement with a local or national employer.

Age: 16-19

Website: Jump into Work | Ixion Holdings


Pre-Apprenticeship and Employment programme to help you to be work ready, get qualified, gain work experience and gain maths and English if needed.

Website: 16-19 Options – Somerset Skills & Learning: SS&L (

Tel: 0330 332 7997

SMASH deliver an 8 week online course called Manage Anxiety Your Way . The course aims to give you the tools and help to try out a range of techniques to help manage symptoms.

Website: Manage Anxiety – Your Way

Tel: 01793 729748


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