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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Post 16 Education & Training Providers

When you leave Heworth Grange it is your choice where you choose to study next. Here you will find the most common routes to start your research. 

Sixth form CollegesA-levels are academic qualifications mainly offered by sixth form colleges. They are an excellent preparation for further study at University.

General vocational colleges: offer a variety of courses, usually linked to one area of work. Their courses tend to be more practical than A-levels and assessments are usually a mixture of tests and coursework/practical assessments.

BTEC: is a practical-based, vocational qualification. It can be studied at a college or school. BTEC’S provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a field or subject and are a viable alternative to the more theory-focused, classroom-based ways of learning. While they are commonly known as an alternative to A-levels, BTEC qualifications can be studied at several levels including GCSE and even degree-level.


Apprenticeships, which must last for a minimum of 12 months, combine hands-on work with the opportunity to train and obtain qualifications. It’s also a paid position, so you earn while you learn. At least 20% of your time is set aside for learning, usually at a college, university or training provider. The rest of your time is spent applying your knowledge and skills in the actual workplace, doing the job that you set out to get. At the end of it, you’ll gain official certification, which will be equivalent to traditional qualifications. An apprenticeship in barbering is where you would like to pursue your career.


Cardinal Hulme Catholic School

St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Emmanual College

Lord Lawson 

Joseph Swan


Local Colleges

Gateshead College

Newcastle College

Newcastle Sixth Form

Tyne Coast College

Sunderland College

Northumberland College

East Durham College

Newcastle UTC




Sunderland Engineering Training Association (SETA)

Tyne North Training

TDR Training

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