Where could college take you?
If you are feeling uncertain about what to do next, or how to make that important decision, rest assured you are not alone. Our experienced College staff are trained to help you and are ready to do so at every step of the way.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF?
- What subjects do I enjoy at school?
- What subjects am I best at?
- Can I imagine studying for the next 5 years?
- Would I enjoy working and learning at the same time?
PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
Think about which subject you may want to go on to study at university. If it is a specialist subject such as medicine or veterinary science, do your research before choosing your College subjects. If you are unsure about your likely degree subject, keep your College options as broad as you can.
Research what potential universities would like to see, for example some work experience, EPQ etc.
Apply to the College to get an interview to study A Levels or a BTEC and to get advice from us. If you are unsure about what universities offer, there are a number of websites that you will find particularly useful:
Think about your interests and any work experience you have had.
Research (see website list below).
Arrange an appointment with your careers' advisor at school to explore the different options available.
Visit an employer or arrange relevant work experience so that you can get a feel for what working in the job role might be like.
Apply to the College for further advice and an interview to study A Levels or a BTEC.
APPRENTICESHIP OR TRAINEESHIP
Think about what it would be like to work and gain a qualification at the same time. An Apprenticeship or traineeship may be something you have considered.
Research your options with your school’s careers advisor in order to find the right Apprenticeship place for you. You could also arrange some work experience, so that you can find out what it might be like to work in that industry.
Apply to the College to get an interview for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship.