Post 18 options

Post 18 options

There are lots of opportunities for further learning or employment. Whether you want to go to university, get an apprenticeship, take a gap year or get a job, find out more by clicking on the options below.

Going to University

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) offers to support and guidance on applying for university, what you need to know and eligibility criteria. 

Meet some of our local Universities

Doncaster College and University Centre

Doncaster College and University Centre offer over 1200 courses on and off-campus both full and part-time, from entry-level right up to university level. As well as the vast amount of courses on offer, they also ensure all students get the right support and guidance whether it is through our careers service, additional learning support, counselling, student finance and many other services all tailored to each individual.


Find out more about courses at Doncaster College and University Centre

Contact Doncaster College and University Centre

For more information contact 0800 358 7575, 0800 358 7474 for higher education enquiries or email

Find out more about how to get to Doncaster College.

Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse universities: a community of more than 30,000 students, 4,000 staff and more than 250,000 alumni around the globe. They provide people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed at whatever they choose to do.    

Our mission is simple: we transform lives.  

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Contact Sheffield Hallam

We are encouraging any questions or enquiries to come through our “Chat to our students”, as our students are accessing these regularly and can provide a quicker response to answering questions around courses and student life.  Find out more about studying at Sheffield Hallam.

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Barnsley College Higher Education

Barnsley College Higher Education (HE) offers foundation and honours degrees, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships and Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (HNC/Ds) at levels 4, 5 and 6. Find out more about Barnsley College Higher Educaiton.  

Their courses are designed to maximise development and provide students with the skills needed to start a career within their chosen industry or support those looking to retrain or gain higher level qualifications so they can take their career to the next level.  

Based at the Church Street campus, in the heart of Barnsley, courses are available in a wide variety of subjects including Animal Management, Fine Art, Childcare and Teacher Training, Construction, Health, Management and Sport, plus many more. Flexible study options are also available and some courses only require a few hours of study per week - making it easy to fit study around your work or home life. Students also benefit from smaller class sizes, expert academic staff and regular opportunities to hear from industry guest speakers.  

The degree programmes are validated by the University of Hull, Leeds Trinity University and Sheffield Hallam University, meaning our students achieve a qualification they’re proud of but at a much lower cost.  

The College has an excellent reputation for high academic standards and achievements. The College is also the best South Yorkshire college for student satisfaction, as it achieved 88% overall student satisfaction rate in the 2019/20 National Student survey (NSS) Satisfaction Survey. 


We offer courses from entry-level to degree level, along with fun enrichment and enterprise activities that will help enhance your CV or UCAS application. The level at which you enter your course depends on your GCSE results and other qualifications you may have. 

With courses ranging from Art, Design and Fashion to Warehousing and Logistics; Catering and Hospitality to Beauty Therapy; Business and Management to Construction; and Engineering to Music, there really is something for everyone. 

Getting to Barnsley College 

Barnsley College has a number of campuses in Barnsley. Each campus is tailored to meet the needs of the students studying there. Find out more about each campus on the Barnsley College Campus webpage 

Take a virtual tour of Barnsley College’s Old Mill Lane capmus. 

Contact Barnsley College 

University of York

The University of York is a high-performing Russell Group university where enquiring minds, inspiring lecturers and world-class researchers thrive. We provide exceptional learning experiences that stay with our students for the rest of their lives, enabling them to flourish within and beyond their studies.


Find out more about their 250 undergraduate courses in a wide range of subjects or view their full, part-time and online postgraduate qualifications.

Contact the University of York

For more information email or call 01904 320 000.

Find out more about how to get to the University of York or view the University of York'sinteractive map

University of Huddersfield

Whatever you aim to do in life, it pays to get a good education. And with high standards of teaching and learning and excellent facilities that's exactly what our students can expect from the University of Huddersfield. Based right in the town centre and at the heart of the local community, we help thousands of people, from school leavers to those returning to education after a gap, achieve their goals each year.

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Find out more about courses at the University of Huddersfield

Contact the University of Huddersfield

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield AMRC training centre

At the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre, the ambition and aspiration is nurtured and developed to create the talented, advanced engineers of tomorrow.

As part of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, apprentices are perfectly placed to draw on the experience of an elite Russell Group university and the resources of a world-leading research and innovation organisation, whose 120-plus partners include Siemens, Technicut, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Toyota Motorsport GMBH, McLaren and Airbus.

They also provide Continuous Professional Development (CPD) which is an essential requirement for any organisation. The ability for employers to upskill, reskill or multiskill employees is more important now than ever before.

The industry-focused courses allow employers to respond to needs and changes, ensuring skills levels are maintained within workforces; and whether that is electrical and robotics, machining, or metals and materials - we’ve got it covered. Find out more about AMRC training.

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University Centre Rotherham

University Centre Rotherham (UCR) is a brand new campus dedicated to our degrees and professional training qualifications, providing a state-of-the-art teaching facility in the heart of Rotherham.

Our degree and higher-level qualifications are accredited by top universities and awarding bodies including Sheffield Hallam University and University of Hull.


Our Level 4 to Level 7 courses allow our students to develop sought-after skills in Engineering, Health and Social Care, Business, Computing, Performance, Media, Graphic Design, Education and much more.

Contact University Centre Rotherham

For more information email or call 01709 722806.

Find out more about how to contact University Centre Rotherham

University of Leeds

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research.

The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover provides a wealth of opportunities and has a real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.

The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism. 


Find out more about courses at the University of Leeds.

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Contact University of Leeds

Find out more about how to get to the University of Leeds

York St John

York St John University supports students to embrace new opportunities and take on the world's challenges, through tailored learning built around their interests and ideas. Changing lives through education since 1841, its campus is close to York city walls, blending Victorian architecture with contemporary facilities. Students have all they need to push the boundaries of what's possible and achieve their aspirations. 

You can explore our accommodation, discover what student life is like in York, and find out how you can visit us. We will provide support with funding your studies, making your application or finding a research supervisor. 

We know how important university is. Whether it is an Undergraduate degree, Postgraduate research or a career-boosting short course - we are here to help you succeed.


Find out more about courses at York St John

York St John virtual tour

Contact York St John

For more information email or contact  
Call York St John on 01904 624624 


Future YOU. 

Each year York St John host a Y10 Summer School on campus for students to find out more about university. This year we can’t have our event on campus, so we’re bringing the summer school to you! Join us at our virtual Summer School to find out more about Future Y.O.U - You, Options and University.  

This year there live sessions will be from 4pm from Tuesday 13 July to Thursday 15 July 2021 

When you sign up, you’ll be given access to our FutureYOU hub. Here you’ll find lots of blogs and videos about the university and your future with new content dropping Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - keep logging back in to see what is new.. See some of the topics below:  

            • What skills do I have?  
            • How is uni different to school?  
            • Where do I live at university?  
            • Student budgets  
            • Meal planning  

There will also be a separate hub for school staff. If you would be interested in accessing this content, please contact us at with your name, school, and job role. 

York University

We are a high-performing Russell Group university where enquiring minds, inspiring lecturers and world-class researchers thrive. We provide exceptional learning experiences that stay with our students for the rest of their lives, enabling them to flourish within and beyond their studies. Choose from over 250 Undergraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.

Find out more about our undergraduate courses or our full, part-time and online postgraduate options


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