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Sixth form, college or university

Young people at college

Sixth Form, College or University

Sixth form or college is known as further education. It is where young people go to learn skills and gain qualifications that they might need when they are older. 

Sixth form is usually part of a school and is for young people aged 16 to 18-years-old.

College is for young people aged between 16 and 25-years-old.

Higher education is study at degree level or above, usually at university.

You can watch a video on this page that talks about the difference between going to sixth form and going to college.

To find out what subjects or courses are available you can look at some local colleges.

Where to find more information

The National Autistic Society has lots of useful information about starting college or university. Click this link to go to their starting college or university web page.