Post-16 education

Scrutiny review - Education & Home Affairs Panel

Launch date: 10/09/2018

Review status: Call for evidence

What is the review about?

​Post-16 Education relates to the learning opportunities for young people (and adults) after compulsory schooling has been completed. At this stage young people often take one of two possible paths. One is to undertake A-Levels at one of the four fee-paying schools (Victoria College, Jersey College for Girls, De La Salle and Beaulieu) or one non-fee paying school (Hautlieu), and the other is to study either academic or vocational courses at Highlands College.

There has been a decline in young people from Jersey attending higher education (University etc.) over the past 12 years and subsequently it is important to understand whether or not the current Post-16 education provision in the Island is providing young people with the skills they need to enter into employment. It is also important to understand whether or not the current Post-16 education provision is meeting the requirements of local businesses in terms of producing suitably qualified students.

Key issues

  • Whether the current Post-16 education provision in the Island meets the needs of local students and those wishing to gain further qualifications.
  • Whether the current Post-16 education provision in the Island meets the needs of local businesses and whether or not young people are being suitable skilled to work in those sectors.  

Review progress

The Panel has issued a public call for evidence which can be accessed here. The call for evidence is running until Friday 2nd November. It has also written to key stakeholders including post-16 providers and local businesses.

Terms of reference

​1.    To identify Post-16 education provision in the Island by examining aspects such as (but not restricted to):

  •  Vocational Training (B-TEC, GNVQ and Diplomas)
  • A-Level provision
  • Apprenticeships and equivalents
  • Pathways
  • Progression Qualifications
  • Entry for Life Skills
  • Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND)

2.    To examine the current Post-16 education provision and determine whether it meets the needs of local students, allowing them to gain relevant and further qualifications.

3.    To examine the current Post-16 education provision and determine whether it meets the needs of local business and industries.

4.    To examine how Post-16 provision equips young people for wider participation as an active member of society.

5.    To identify best practice Post-16 education provision in other jurisdictions (not limited to the United Kingdom) and compare and contrast this with the current Post-16 education provision in Jersey.


Call for evidence

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