September Guarantee

The September Guarantee is a guarantee of an offer, made by the end of September, of an appropriate place in post-16 education or training for every young person completing compulsory education.  Ensuring that every young person has an offer of a place to progress onto is particularly important as it helps young people make a seamless transition into post-16 learning or employment with training.


The September Guarantee is supported by good quality information, advice and guidance. This can come from a number of sources which include:

• Teachers

• Parents and family friends

• Careers Coordinators and Guidance Advisers

• On-line and printed information about courses, progression routes and employment routes


What does the Guarantee offer?


The September Guarantee is an offer of a place in one of the following:

• A school sixth form

• A college of further education

• Employment with training to at least level 2

• An apprenticeship


Very useful links also are:

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