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News: Currently in year 11? We explain some popular post-16 options

Open Days Thursday 16th January 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open Days Thursday 16th January 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you’re in year 11 you are probably thinking about what you want to do when you leave school. There is an array of choice out there, ranging from A Levels and apprenticeships to vocational courses in a huge variety of subject areas.

We outline some of the options below - and how you can find out more about them at one of our open evenings and taster events.

A Levels


A Levels are a great way to prepare for university-level study.

If you decide to study A Levels at Nottingham College, you’ll be doing so in our dedicated High Pavement Sixth Form. We offer over 25 subjects and are located right next to Nottingham Trent University’s City campus.

Book a space on our next High Pavement Open Evening on 16th January here.

Vocational Courses

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You can study different levels of Vocational courses, and a level 3 is equivalent to two or three A Levels. Because of the more technical and applied learning involved in a vocational course, it is a perfect stepping stone into a job or career.

We have full time Vocational courses in over 20 subject areas, great links with employers and boast specialist facilities and resources including labs, studios, workshops, garages, kitchens, and more to help you get the training you need.

You can discover these at our next Open Evening.


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Apprenticeships are a great opportunity for you to earn a salary while you gain a qualification at the same time.

We advertise apprenticeship vacancies on our website and these are updated regularly.

Re-sitting your GCSE’s

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If results day comes around and you don’t receive the GCSE results you had hoped for, or you need certain grades to move onto a course or chosen career path then there is the option to re-sit them.

Dependent on personal circumstances there may also the option to re-sit a GCSE subject alongside your chosen post-16 course.

Find out more at an open evening or taster session

Come along to an open evening and discover what Nottingham College can offer you! Our next event takes place on Thursday 16th January, remember to book your place!

If you have a course in mind and want to find out more then why not sign up to a taster session?This year we are offering students a variety of vocational tasters covering a range of subjects across our college centres. Come along and take part in a hands-on practical session, explore facilities and speak to our friendly staff and ask any questions in an informal environment.

Apply now

Applications for September 2020 are open are open now. There is no obligation to take up your place this early on, but if you would like to get a head start on your future visit the application portal online.

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  • 10th December 2019 (2:40 PM)
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