City of Wolverhampton College may have been forced to shut its doors once again due to the latest government lockdown, but it’s still very much business as usual!
Lessons are being delivered to students and apprentices online, applications are open for full-time courses starting in September and staff are gearing up for a virtual open evening on Wednesday, 27 January.
At this worrying time, with much uncertainty about the future, now is the time for young people who are due to finish school in the summer to think about their career and gaining the qualifications needed for their chosen industry.
Continuing to study after GCSEs doesn’t have to mean stopping at school and going to university – the college offers a range of alternative options including industry-recognised qualifications for specific careers, A Levels in subjects that aren’t offered at school, apprenticeships with local employers and university-level higher education programmes.
With over 300 qualifications designed to equip students with the skills employers are looking for, industry-standard training facilities, and staff dedicated to helping every student and apprentice learn, achieve and succeed, studying at the college will help them define their future and progress to successful careers.
Courses on offer include beauty therapy, business and administration, computing and IT, early years, engineering, hairdressing, health and social care, hospitality and catering, motor vehicle, science, sport and fitness, travel and tourism, and uniformed public services.
Also available are trade qualifications in brickwork, carpentry, electrical, groundworks, painting and decorating, and plumbing; creative courses in art and design, graphic design, journalism, media, music technology and performing arts; along with English and maths courses and A Levels in a range of subjects.
For those who want to get on the career ladder and start earning, an apprenticeship will enable them to combine working for an employer with studying at college and with over 50 programmes on offer it’s a great way to learn on-the-job, gain valuable experience in the workplace and work towards a relevant industry-recognised vocational qualification.
And for young people who want to gain a university-level qualification but are worried about the high cost of tuition fees, choosing the college’s higher education scheme – offering a range of HNCs, HNDs and foundation degrees – is a more affordable alternative.
Virtual Open Event – Wednesday 27 January
Anyone wanting to find out more about courses and qualifications on offer, and the best routes into their chosen career, can have a one-to-one chat with tutors by joining the college’s virtual open evening on Wednesday, January 27.
The event will run from 4pm to 7pm via the Zoom platform and, depending on the enquiry, they will be connected to a tutor from the relevant curriculum area, a careers adviser or an apprenticeship recruitment officer.
The event is open to everyone but places must be booked in advance to receive a link to join the session. Register for the virtual event here .
Find out details of all course, qualifications and apprenticeships offered by the college here