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Preparation for adulthood


Moving towards adulthood is an exciting time of new opportunities, new choices and increasing independence for all young people, whether they have additional support needs, or not.

We want all young people with special educational needs and disabilities in North Tyneside to have the opportunities to live the life to which they aspire. This section sets out the opportunities and support that are available around:

  • learning and skills
  • living independently
  • participating in the local community

Planning for the transition to adulthood for young people with an Education health and care (EHC) plan will start at aged 14.

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Further Education

Visit the Colleges and sixth form page for more information on further education.

As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability, including a:

  • long-term health condition
  • mental health condition
  • specific learning difficulty, eg dyslexia

Visit GOV.UK for more information.

Apprenticeship / Internships

Visit our Apprenticeships page for more information.

St Camillus Care Group Opportunities for Internship

Training and Learning

Visit our Training and Learning page for more information.


VODA provides advice, training, information and support to volunteers, voluntary and community organisations working in North Tyneside.

Visit their website for more information.

Institutions under Section 41

Institutions approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014

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