Education and training for young people aged 14-19 years

Young people must participate in learning or training up to at least the age of 18.

How to access advice

Impartial guidance is provided in schools by its Independent Adviser and School Careers Teacher. Your school will have access to many additional online resources and websites that can support you when considering your future.

If you are 16 – 18 years old and not accessing education or training you can get information, advice and guidance on a number of opportunities to progress your education or career plans from ‘Connexions’ - Sefton Council’s careers information, advice and guidance service.

You can find out about Apprenticeships, Traineeships, and all Study Programmes in schools, colleges and training providers. If you are in employment but without access qualifications please contact us.

If you are in learning but unsure you are choosing the right option for you, talk to your tutors and student services first but if you need additional help please contact Connexions.

There are two Connexions centres, one in Bootle and one in Southport, please see Both centres are Open Access, 5 days per week.

  • Bootle Office, 242 Stanley Road, Bootle,L20 3ER Tel 0151 944 6100
  • Southport Office, 4 Hoghton Street, Southport, PR9 0TF Tel 01704 504500

Privacy Notice

Please take time to read the 14-19 Programme privacy notice. This will explain what information we hold about you, why we hold it and when we will contact you.

Privacy Notice (14-19 Programme) (pdf 94KB)

How to find out about further education

There are a select number of schools across Sefton that provide you with learning and training opportunities post-16. You can find these at the 'Find a school' link or access courses at:

  • KGV College in Southport
  • South Sefton 6th Form College in Litherland
  • Southport College
  • Hugh Baird College in Bootle

Last Updated on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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