If you have stayed in learning at school or college after year 11 you can decide to:
If you are not sure which course to do next, where to study and/or need any help or advice about jobs and apprenticeships talk to your Personal Adviser from the Support, Guidance and Skills service.
- Start, or continue, a Level Three qualification such as A/S or A levels, an Advanced Diploma, or a work-related qualification
- Choose a Level Two qualification, or do foundation learning at Entry or Level One, if you are not ready to move on to Level Three
- Apply for an apprenticeship or a job with training
Find out more about:
- General Qualifications (Levels 2 - 3) - including A/S and A Levels
- Foundation Learning (Entry Level and Level 1)
- The Diploma (Levels 1 - 3)
- An Apprenticeship (Levels 2 - 3)
There are also work-related qualifications (Levels 1 - 3), these can be studied as:
- Part of one of the four main choices listed above - for example taking an NVQ as part of an apprenticeship or
- A full-time course to study for a qualification such as a BTEC, OCR, City and Guilds or NVQ to help you prepare for work
Don't forget too to find out:
- How all the qualifications fit together
- About what's on offer locally. You need to find out what courses are on offer at your school - if it has a sixth form - and/or at local colleges and schools. Ring and ask for a Prospectus - this is a booklet or online listing of all the courses on offer at a school or college.