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14-25 years: Education, Training and Employment

An important part of a young person's transition to adulthood is his/her path through school and into training, employment, 6th form, college or Higher Education. During this time, there will be a number of decisions to be made about the future and this is a period of change for young people who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

This is an important and exciting time for every young person as they become more independent and have more choices and increased opportunities.  It should be a time for fun, new friends, broader learning, personal development and emerging independence.

However, it may also be a daunting time for some families.  Parents and carers are aware that their child is growing up and will soon be an adult.  There are lots of things to get used to. There are new ways to do things, which could include moving into a sixth form environment, going to college, or moving to access an apprenticeship, meeting a wider range of staff and different expectations. 

There are many things that parents, carers and young people need to consider and be aware of when making the transition to adulthood.  Below you will find all the information and support in one place regarding choices and support with Education and Learning as young people transition to become young adults.

There are also a range of useful education fact sheets and guides available at Disability Rights UK. Please follow this link.

Click the links before:

  • Preparing for your transition review meeting. A guide for young people with Education, Health & care plans’
  • Preparing for Adulthood: Transition review. A guide for parents/carers of young people with education, Health & Care plans
  • PIPS Transition Guide.