Options after Osborne

Above: Ex-student Zak taking part in some DIY at college.

Getting Started

This page is under construction, but please feel free to have a look around. On this page you will find information on the following:

  1. The transition process
  2. Local colleges
  3. Apprenticeships
  4. Supported internships
  5. Labor market opportunities (coming soon!)

Click Here for a link to the SEND Employability and Independence Hubs page from Hampshire County Council.

Click Here for a link to Natspec. Natspec is the membership association for organisations which offer specialist further education and training for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Parents/carers can use this website to find local provisions and other FE opportunities.


1. Transition

The move from child to adult services is called transition.  This is often a really confusing and challenging time for parents where advice and support is hard to find.

Dimensions is an experience care provider that understands what a difficult time this is and using our experience we have produced literature to help parents and carers with the decisions they have to make.  The transitions brochure attempts to “demystify” some of the process. You can read and download the brochure here:


Future Study Options

2. Local Colleges

Below is a table of local colleges where previous pupils have transitioned to. For application information and further details click on the establishment logos.

3. Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee learns and gains valuable experiences.

Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification*.

An apprenticeship includes: 

  • paid employment with holiday leave 
  • hands-on-experience in a sector/role of interest
  • at least 20% off-the-job training 
  • formal assessment which leads to a nationally recognised qualification

4. Supported internships

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months*. Read more about supported internships HERE.

5. Labor market opportunities

Coming soon.

*Source: www.gov.uk

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