Do More after GCSEs by joining City of Wolverhampton College
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22nd August 2019

Deciding what to do after GCSEs is a huge step, but at City of Wolverhampton College staff are on hand to ensure young people make the choice that is right for them.  

Whether they want to gain industry-recognised qualifications for a specific career, study A Levels in subjects that aren’t offered at school, or have the flexibility of earning and learning on an apprenticeship scheme, there’s something for everyone, whatever their level or ability.     

With over 300 qualifications designed to teach 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 fitnesstravel and tourismand 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.      

College best decision for twin sisters! 

17-year-old twins Keri-Leigh and Chloe-Ann Price both joined the college last September after deciding they didn’t want to stop on at school.  

Keri-Leigh, who signed up for the Level 3 extended diploma in art and design, said: “If I’d done art A Level at school I’d have had to do two additional subjects as well, so I chose college as I could concentrate on the subject that interests me.   

“It’s important that you pick a subject and way of studying that’s suitable for you, rather than being persuaded to stay at school – coming to college was definitely the right decision for me.” 

Banger racing enthusiast Chloe-Ann, who enrolled for the Level 1 diploma in motor vehicle as the first step to a future career in the motor industry, added: “The last year has been really good – I’ve enjoyed the course, made friends and am more confident now too.  

“Tutors give you a timescale to complete a piece of work and, as long as you meet the deadline, you are able to work at your own pace, so it has made learning much more relaxed.”  

Advice on next steps  

From finding out more about study options and getting advice on the best routes into different careers, to discussing next steps and the choices available, the college’s careers guidance team provides free and impartial advice to help students make the decision that’s best for them and what they want to do in the future.     

For a chat with a careers adviser call in at the Paget Road campus on Thursday 22 August, 9am-7pm, or Friday 23 August, 9am-5pm.  

Check out all courses and qualifications offered by the college here or call Tel: 01902 836000 

Do More at City of Wolverhampton College
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