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A and AS Level, T Level - GCE Advanced Level and Advanced Subsidiary, Technical Level

A levels are offered by ... ... school sixth forms, sixth form colleges and some some further education colleges. They can also be studied through distance learning and: are usually studied over two years are offered in over 40 subjects need a minimum of five…

Apprenticeship and work-based training providers

Find out about local training courses for 16 to 19 year olds Check out the apprenticeship, training, job and learning opportunities in the latest Weekly Opportunities Bulletin and the Youth Employment Bulletin. Training providers: Create Jobs - opportunities within Theatre, Art, Dance and Advertising DiVA Apprenticeships - training…

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are jobs with training Training is a mix of on and off-the-job training, leading to qualifications at level 2 or 3. Watch the video below to help you understand more about apprenticeships. Higher and degree apprenticeships are also available at Level 4 to 6, equivalent…

Awards/certificates/diplomas

BTEC and other Awards, Certificates, Extended Certificates, Diplomas and Extended Diplomas are vocational and work-related qualifications They may be studied full or part-time in schools and colleges from the age of 14. They are offered at levels 1 to 4 and are usually ‘BTECs’, 'Cambridge…

Career and learning timeline

Learning and career planning go together Do all you can to develop lots of skills and learn about the work. This Career Timeline will help you in make good decisions at the right time, about your future. It really isn’t too soon to start looking ahead!…

Careers information

There's so much out there that deciding on what career to do can be hard Think about careers that interest you and find out as much as you can before making any decisions. See Planning Your Future for a list of careers websites. You can also contact…

Certificates and diplomas

Certificates and diplomas are ... ... vocational and work-related qualifications. They may be studied full-time or part-time at a range of levels. Part-time courses may form part of a higher apprenticeship. Certificate of Higher Education (CHE) - Level 4 Qualification: offered at universities, colleges and further…

Choosing subjects and courses for Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4)

It’s important to choose your options carefully Find out as much as you can about the subjects offered. Your school will give you information listing all your choices or options. You’ll be spending the next two or three years studying them. Your choices at 16…

Education 11-14

Getting Started in Years 7 to 9 Everyone is both excited and scared about starting secondary. This information has advice to help you: settle in and make the most of new opportunities learn about careers and learning choices choose the subjects in Years 10/11(Key Stage…

Education and training

Try to get the best secondary school education you can During the first two or three years at secondary school you will follow the same curriculum or range of subjects as other 11 to 13-year-olds, giving you a good general education. In Year 8/9, you…

Education and training 16-18

What next — life after Year 11 Look at all the choices and how they fit in with your career plans. After Year 11 you must now stay in learning until your 18th birthday. Your main choices are: a full-time course an apprenticeship or traineeship a…

Education and training 18+

Thinking of going to a university or college to do a higher education course? The information and advice here is designed to help you, starting with course research through to applications and on to freshers’ week (the first week of university). Find out how to…

Entry Level qualifications

Entry level qualifications are for: anyone who has missed out at school people with learning disabilities anyone who want to try something for the first time. They are offered at three levels:  Entry level 1, 2 and 3. After Entry level 3 you can move…

Foundation degrees

Foundation degrees (FdA, FdSc) are ... ... employment-related higher education qualifications. which have been designed with employers to meet their requirements and are: offered by universities, colleges, and some further education colleges (accredited by higher education institutions). in vocational subjects, such as housing, social care,…

Full-time study at a school sixth form or college

There are courses to suit all interests and students of all abilities Courses and qualifications include: A Levels or International Baccalaureate. These are good if you want to take a range of subjects, like to study and do well in exams. A levels are the…

GCSEs - General Certificate of Education - Level 1 and 2

GCSEs are the qualifications most young people take in Years 10 and 11 This is also known as Key Stage 4. They are usually studied over two years but in some schools young people will start studying their GCSEs in Year 9. GCSEs are offered in…

Honours degrees

There are many types of degree including ... Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Science (BSc) Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Bachelor of Education (BEd) Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Degrees are offered by colleges and universities in a huge range of subjects, for example: vocational, such…

Job information

Try these websites: National Careers Service has information on hundreds of jobs and careers Prospects the official graduate website - has job profiles for those with a degree These sites have videos from workers across all sectors of the economy: Careerbox - careers videos on companies and individuals  …

Learn and succeed

The way to prepare for the future is to get the best grades you can and stay in training and education after Year 11 During the first two or three years at secondary school you will follow the same curriculum or range of subjects as other 11…

Learn more and earn more!!

Statistics show that learning pays Qualifications have a big effect on pay Usually the higher your qualifications, the more you're paid The 'pay and qualifications graph' below shows ... ... the average gross weekly pay of full-time employees aged between 16 and 64 by highest…