Talking Futures: Options at age 16 animation

Young people in England are required by law to stay in education or training until age 18.

Depending on what is on offer locally and what their future aspirations are, 16 to 18 year-olds have several options to choose from, including A-levels and T-levels. They could also choose to take up an apprenticeship, a traineeship or to follow part-time learning whilst working or volunteering.

Watch this short animation created by an artist to help bring to life the options

Resource information

  • Parent resource
  • Video


  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Talking Futures
  • Free
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Parent engagement
  • SEND