Which course is right for you?
We know that choosing the right programme to study is an important decision. It can lead to another programme, higher education or employment, which is why only you can decide. But once you have, we'll be here every step of the way to help you reach your potential.
Questions to think about when choosing your programme:
What type of career would you like to start?
What qualifications and experience do you
What are you interested in, and what do you
Our programmes offer different styles of learning,
so we encourage you to think about what setting you
learn the most from as well as what you’d like to do
Option to study three or four different subjects
Mostly classroom based
Career options are kept open
Can lead to university
Combine study with paid work – you earn
Trains you for a specific profession
Broad choice of programmes available
Can study up to degree level
Emphasis on practical skills in a specific
Assessments are usually through work-related
Lots of hands-on work using industry
Level 3 qualifications can lead to university
Which Level is right for my GCSE grades?
|Qualifications you have or are working towards
|Suggested course level
|Qualifications could include
| At least five GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above
| GCSEs at grade D/grade 3 or abouve
| GCSEs at grade E-G/grade 2-1 or above
| No formal qualifications
| Entry Level
Be your best!
We offer a wide range of programmes at different
levels, each with minimum entry requirements.
When taking your GCSEs you should always aim to
get the highest grades you’re capable of achieving.
This will make the transition to college easier,
as well as better preparing you for a higher level
programme when you get there. For example, if
you achieve higher results than were predicted,
you might be transferred to a more advanced
programme and complete your studies sooner.
Which subject is for me?
Our online Career Coach package is designed to help
you plan your education and career options. Start mapping out your career with Career Coach
where you can:
- Discover what careers each programme could
- See what the wages for thousands of different
- Look at which industries are predicted to need
more people working for them
We also recommend that you:
View our courses
to see full programme information, including the
topics you’ll be learning
Come to an Open Event
and ask us questions, see our facilities and discover
what it’s like to study here
by phone (01252 407040), email
, or facebook
with any questions you
Speak to others
including your tutor, careers adviser and family
about your choices