Do you know what you want to do as a job or career?
Yes, I know what I want to do
No, I have no idea
Don’t know , I know what I’m good at but don’t know if that’s all I want to do
What type of learning do you prefer?
I like hands on practical work and learning skills within a work related environment
I like classroom based learning
I like a mixture of classroom and practical learning
Do you want to go onto a University level course
Not sure yet
No not really
Do you work better in a structured environment?
No I prefer doing things my own way in my own time
Yes I enjoy having a timetable of lessons all week
Don't mind, quite like different ways of studying and learning
Do you feel ready to get a job in the workplace?
No, I'm not ready for work yet
Yes, I want to earn money and go to work
Not sure if I'm ready for work yet
You can study a variety of subjects by doing A Levels. They provide you with a structured way of learning, with full timetables and the traditional student-teacher relationship.
You will study 3 or 4 Subjects over 2 Years and you can choose from around 20 different subjects.You will be expected to undertake coursework and exams as part of your programme. Students often go on to a university level course like a degree.
If your aren't sure what you want to do and have at least 5 gcses 4 or above including Maths and English then A levels could be the right choice for you !
Check out over 20 A level subjects here:
Vocational qualifications offer a practical learning programme of study that relate to specific job roles or employment sectors.
You will get practical industry knowledge that meet the needs of the employer. You will learn the skills to do that job and gain real experiences which means you could go into the world of work after your qualification or go onto a university level course, leaving your options wide open.
You will be continually assessed throughout the year and there isn’t the focus on an exam at the end of the year. Students can access courses at a number of different levels depending on your GCSE grades. So don't worry we can help you find the right level and course choice for you!
Check out all our courses here: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/courses
Apprenticeships are a practical qualification where you enter the world of work and continue your education at the same time. You will also get paid throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.
You still have to do ‘assessments’ but these are very different to what you’re used to at school, you’ll have on the job and college assessments to complete.
If you do well , the employer may well choose to offer you a job at the end of your apprenticeship
At Nottingham College, we offer a number of apprenticeships in a wide range of sectors, so you’ll be able to find something that suits you.
Check out our apprenticeships here! www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships