Future Choices

90% of our Year 13 students secured their chosen university place and destinations are “significantly above national average” according to the DfE

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Government guidance on Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) from the First Joint Report of the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Committees of Session 2016–17 published on 5 July 2016, identifies eight benchmarks of good careers guidance from research undertaken by The Gatsby Foundation.

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Destinations

University

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Apprenticeships

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship enables anyone aged 16 and over to learn a profession by learning knowledge and skills in the classroom and gaining practical experience at work. Apprenticeships range from Accounting, Computing, Engineering to Service, Childcare and Sport.

Earn while you learn:  Apprentices get the best of both worlds, studying and earning at the same time.

Get the qualifications you need: Apprenticeships are highly focused on developing and achieving the skills, experience and qualifications employers want.

Do a real job: Apprentices get paid holidays and other benefits such as pension contributions. They will work alongside full-time members of staff so an apprentice gets a sense of what the job will be like once they have finished their training.

Practical experience: At the end of an apprenticeship the trainee will not only be qualified to work in the trade but  will also have the understanding of their role and their industry which you can’t read in a book.

Find out about apprenticeships here.

Find an apprenticeship for you here.

Higher Apprenticeships

Anyone who has achieved 5 good GCSES (grades 9-5) and good post-16 results at Level 3 (A levels, BTEC Nationals, Advanced Apprenticeship, etc.) might be interested in looking into a Higher Apprenticeship as an alternative to university.

A Higher Apprenticeship is similar to other Apprenticeships; it gives the young person the chance to build up practical work experience while progressing academically up to a higher education level, all whilst being paid a decent salary.

All Higher Apprenticeships offer existing apprentices, employees and school/college leavers a different route to traditional university study. Find out more here.

Degree apprenticeships combine full-time paid work and part time unversity study. You earn, you learn, you get a degree and have no student debt! Find out more about degree apprenticeships here.

To register an interest and get notification of apprenticeships in the local area visit: www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Apply for an apprenticeship here.

 

Parents' guide to apprenticeships

The Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

 

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