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News: Got your GCSE results? Here’s some study options

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However you did in your GCSEs there are a huge range of post-16 study options available, and there are probably many you’ve never even considered before. It’s not too late to change your mind, and there is still time to submit an application to join us at college this September.

Whether you’ve exceeded your expectations and want to change your course or study route entirely, or haven’t done as well as you’d hoped; you have lots of choices available to you and there is still time to apply for a course.

Approach your options with an open mind and think about what you may want to do in the future. This doesn’t mean you have to have everything worked out, you may not even know what type of job you want to do in the future, and that’s okay!

I want to re-sit my GCSEs…

If you didn’t get the GCSE results that you’d hoped for we offer the opportunity to resit. Dependent on personal circumstances, you may even be able to study for your resits alongside another course.

I’m considering university, further study or want to study more than one subject…

If you’re considering university, further study or would like to study more than one subject with an academic focus then A Levels could be for you. High Pavement Sixth Form is our dedicated A Level Centre and we offer A Levels in over 25 subjects.

High Pavement is a mature learning environment in the city centre. We’re located next door to Nottingham Trent University and you’ll have access to all the help, advice and support you need to succeed, all in fantastic surroundings with great facilities and like-minded people, so you’ll have the opportunity to make lots of new friends.

I have a career path in mind…

Have a career path in mind? Our huge range of vocational courses could be for you!

Depending on your current qualifications and GCSE results, you may start your course on a Level 1, 2 or 3 (Level 3 is equivalent to two or three A Levels.)

The range of choice is huge and with specialist facilities, tutors who have worked in industry and courses aligned with careers, a vocational course at Nottingham College means you’ll be perfectly placed to take the next steps towards your future, whatever you choose. Studying a vocational course doesn’t mean you have to enter the workplace straight away either, many of our level 3 vocational students progress onto University or even Higher Apprenticeships.

I want to learn on the job…

College isn’t just about learning in the classroom and an apprenticeship offers you the chance to learn on the job, complete industry recognised qualifications and earn a salary too.

We work with hundreds of employers and have trained thousands of apprentices. Our dedicated business team help to match candidates with vacancies and are here to help you with advice on applications, preparing for interviews and finding your perfect apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships aren’t just available in ‘traditional’ subjects like construction and hairdressing, there are areas you may not have even known offer apprenticeships, like sports coaching, healthcare, dental nursing, teaching and much more!

We advertise vacancies all year round, so if you can’t find a vacancy that interests you at the moment, check our vacancies listings regularly or get in touch with our team.

It's not too late to join us this September.

Applying is easy - browse our courses and visit our apply page, submit your application and we’ll be in touch soon!

We know lots of choice can be overwhelming so if you’re not sure what you want to study then don’t worry. Our team of expert advisors and careers support are on hand to help you navigate your options and give you individualised advice.

You can find out more about the courses we offer and entry requirements on our course pages or by downloading a course guide. If you still have questions get in touch, we’re here to help.

Once you’ve submitted an application we’ll be in touch to ask you to book an enrolment appointment! Make sure to keep an eye on your emails as we will send you all the information you need. Find out everything you need to know about applying and enrolment here.

I have already applied but haven't met the entry requirements for my chosen course, what should I do?

Please don’t panic! You should still attend your enrolment appointment and we can talk through your options with you.

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  • 11th August 2021 (9:00 AM)
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