Your route to success

If you’re aged 16-18, staying on at school isn’t your only option. You could consider:

  • Studying A Levels or a vocational course
  • Working while you learn, through an Apprenticeship
  • Part-time education or training (if you are employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week).
Guide to qualifications
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A Levels

We have a wide range of A Levels. This includes everything from photography to chemistry, psychology to government and politics, computing to film studies.

If you want to study a range of subjects after your GCSEs and you perform well in exams, then A Levels could be the right choice for you.

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Do you want to earn while you learn? Embarking upon an apprenticeship allows you to enter the workplace and start building your career from the age of 16.

You will work for an employer, earning a wage and developing the skills that are specific to your job, while also attending College one day per week to study towards a nationally recognised qualification.

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Vocational qualifications

Vocational qualifications are work-related qualifications that can help you go straight into a job, by directly equipping you with the exact skills that employers are looking for.

Our vocational qualifications cover a wide range of industries including Catering, Motor Vehicle, Construction and Health and Beauty.

Find out more about our vocational courses
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