Keeping your options open
You may feel pressure at school to choose a particular type of course or a particular subject when you start college, but there’s no need to panic! It’s best to choose a subject that interests you, in a teaching environment that you work well in. For example, if you’re looking to gain experience in a job while gaining your qualification, an Apprenticeship might be a good option for you. College is the perfect time to try out new things and see what really interests you, and what you can excel at, before entering the world of work.
But whatever you choose, it doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it forever!
All of our courses and Apprenticeships teach you skills that are applicable to the workplace, so even if you change your mind on what you want to do, you’ll be equipped with key competencies that any employer or training provider will value. Many of our courses encourage periods of work experience, which will give you even more to put on your CV later on.
There are also options to change your full-time course to an Apprenticeship, or even switch to another course (depending on the time of year). Some of our students stay on after completing their course to do another one! So whatever subject you choose, it doesn’t narrow your opportunities in the future.
Read about some of our ex-Carpentry students, who have come back to do another course!
The courses we offer are wide-ranging, and we introduce new programmes regularly to keep up with industry trends. This year, for the first time, we are running a Paralegal Apprenticeship and a full-time Air Conditioning and Refrigeration course.
... you might be surprised what you can do!
If you’re unsure about which subject or course type is best for you, please contact one of our Advisors who will be happy to help. You can reach them on 023 8091 1299 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help choosing?
Got no idea what's out there, or what's right for you? Then why not follow this link to browse some popular careers, find out what you could earn and research live vacancies in your area? Or if you need some help deciding which careers you are best suited to, then you can take this multiple choice quiz to identify your strengths and which careers you would be suited to. For a more accurate result, click on the 'detailed assessment'.