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Post 16 choices

Preparing to leave Pennine View

Choosing the right place to go to when you leave Pennine View, takes thought and planning.  It is important to start the research early and consider the best option for each individual young person. Pennine View and Nexus Careers Adviser are here to help.

All Pennine View students can receive free education until the age of 25 IF the course meets the outcomes of the EHCP.  Choices can be researched to prepare for when they are ready to leave Pennine View. There are a range of local providers including specialist sixth forms and colleges and mainstream colleges with specialist SEND support all offering a range of pathways.

Where to find out more

All providers have websites and contact details to find out about the courses they offer, extra support for students such as independence training and how many days a week level of provision is available. They can arrange socially distanced visits.

Doncaster education providers

Doncaster College offer a range of vocational courses at different levels including:

Foundation studies – Entry level programmes for young people 16-24 with SEND to develop skills, knowledge and experiences to prepare for Adulthood.

Contact Sharon Moore email             01302 553952

The Ridge Employability College welcomes learners aged 16 – 25. Their curriculum includes:

Employability & Careers, Functional Skills, Life Skills, Duke of Edinburgh, Horticulture, Hospitality & Catering, Princes Trust, Travel Training, PSHE, Tutorials, Sports, The Arts

Contact Sharon McCusker email: 01302 897445

Communication Specialist College Doncaster provides individualised programmes of study for students who are Deaf, hearing impaired, have an Autistic Spectrum Condition or a communication difficulty. There are a wide range of vocational courses delivered in real work environments preparing students for the world of work.

Contact Sharon Rhodes, email:       01302 386755

Local Special Schools with Post 16 provision
01302 844883  
01302 322044   
01302 720790 01709 740074  01709 512088

Other local mainstream colleges with SEND Support 01709 513333 01724 294030 01709 362111
01405 762420

Doncaster Training Providers

There are approx. 15 Training Providers in and around Doncaster offering Work Based Learning courses for young people age 16-18.  These include Study programmes, Traineeships and apprenticeships, ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 3. These courses are subject to change, information can be found on the website

Further information

Visit for a range of information on courses, career ideas, world of work, information and guidance, twitter and signposting. – website advertising apprenticeships – click on ‘Browse Job Profiles’ as this offers job search support and can give information on many different work areas.

SEND Local Offer

The SEND Local Offer provides clear, comprehensive information on support and opportunities available to children, young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families/carers.  It includes details of local educational, health and social care agencies, plus resources, activities and events, and provides links to local SENDIASS (SEND Information and Advice Service).

Doncaster SEND offer

Doncaster SENDIASS can offer impartial information, advice and support if you are: a parent or carer for a child or young person up to age 25 with special educational needs or disabilities.