Once children have completed their secondary education, they have the option to move onto Higher Education, do an apprenticeship or enter the workplace. Higher Education is education after secondary school; KS5 (sixth form/college) and university level. KS5 education comprises of A Level courses or vocational courses, such as BTECs. Once passed, these are used to enter university and study for a degree. Alternatively, some students will choose to do an apprenticeship. This is on the job training where you will learn the relevant skills, get a qualification, gain experience and get paid.

Adapted from:

United Kingdom Guide: Higher education in the UK, Studying at university: Studying at higher education in the (justlanded.com)

Becoming an apprentice (apprenticeships.gov.uk)