Young people due to leave school in the summer can find out how to gain the skills they need for their future careers at an open day at City of Wolverhampton College on Saturday, 25 January.
Continuing to study after GCSEs doesn’t mean having to stop on at school to do A Levels, and going to university isn’t the only way to gain higher education qualifications – the college offers a range of alternative options and staff will be on-hand with advice to ensure every student makes the choice that is right for them and their future aspirations.
From industry-recognised qualifications for specific careers, A Levels in subjects that aren’t offered at school, earning and learning on an apprenticeship scheme, or studying for an HNC, HND or foundation degree, there’s something for everyone, whatever their level or ability.
With over 300 qualifications designed to equip students with the skills employers are looking for, impressive industry-standard training facilities, and staff dedicated to helping every student learn, achieve and succeed, studying at the college will set them on the road to a great career and enable them to do more in the future.
Courses on offer include business and administration, computing and IT, early years, engineering, hair and beauty, health and social care, hospitality and catering, motor vehicle, science, sport and fitness, travel and tourism, and uniformed public services.
Also available are construction 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 straight on the career ladder, choosing an apprenticeship will enable them to combine working for an employer with studying for a relevant vocational qualification. The college works closely with businesses across the region to offer apprenticeships in a wide range of industries and the apprenticeship team can help students find a placement too.
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 HNCs, HNDs and foundation degrees – is a more affordable alternative.
Those attending the open day can talk to tutors about the best route into their chosen career, have a tour of the college facilities, get hands-on with equipment they would use on different courses and find out about financial support available to help with course fees and travel costs. They can also apply for their qualification and have an interview with an admissions tutor whilst at the event and, subject to entry criteria, leave with an offer to start their course in September.
The open day runs from 10am-2pm at the Paget Road in Compton, Wellington Road in Bilston and Metro One in the city centre. Find out which campus to visit for individual subjects and to book a place at the event here or Tel: 01902 836000.