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Education, employment and training for care experienced young people

Local Offer

The Local Offer has information about services for young people up to 25 who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).

Post-16 travel assistance

If you are over 16 and in full-time education, you may be able to get help with travel.

Read more about post-16 travel assistance.

University of Northampton accommodation award

The University of Northampton offers financial support for care leavers and estranged students.

The award fully funds accommodation for 52 weeks in any of their Halls of Residence.

Find out more about this accommodation award.

16 to 19 Bursary Award

The Government offers help with education-related costs for 16- to 19-year-olds.

You can also get a bursary if you:

Find out how to apply for the 16 to 19 Bursary Award.

Adult Learning

We offer plenty of adult learning courses.

Multiply is a free numeracy course for people aged 19 and over.

Other courses run by the Adult Learning team include:

  • digital skills
  • language courses
  • arts, crafts and philosophy courses

Find an Adult Learning course.

Care leavers guide to starting university

The Children’s Commissioner for England has created a practical guide to starting university for care leavers.

The guide contains contact details for care leavers teams at universities and colleges. It also has some tips for navigating university.

Read the care leavers practical guide to starting university.

Apprenticeships and traineeships at West Northamptonshire Council

We offer apprenticeships to anyone aged 16 and over.

Apprenticeships are a great way to begin your career and learn while working.

If you are leaving education and want to gain employment skills, we offer traineeships for 16- to 24-year-olds.

Find out more about apprenticeships and traineeships at West Northamptonshire Council.

Support to find a job

Our free employment support service offers support with:

  • mental health
  • searching for suitable roles
  • training and upskilling
  • writing a quality CV and cover letter
  • preparing for interviews
  • transportation issues
  • volunteering
  • money advice and overcoming financial hardship
  • redundancy

Learn more about the support we offer for finding a job.

Temporary jobs

Opus Northamptonshire recruits various temporary roles across the council.

Last updated 13 June 2024