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News: Your Post-16 options explained

If you have got your GCSE results and are deciding your next steps it can seem like a daunting and confusing process, but whatever your results there is an option for you. If you’re not sure what you would like to study then there is a range of options – we’ve highlighted some of them below.

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.

If you would like to study A Levels and didn’t get the grades to stay at your chosen sixth form then get in touch as we may be able to help.

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.

At Nottingham College we have full time Vocational courses in over 20 subject areas. We have great links with employers and boast specialist facilities and resources to help you get the training you need.


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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 currently have multiple vacancies on our apprenticeship pages in a huge variety of sectors and these are updated throughout the year.

Re-sitting your GCSE’s

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If you haven’t achieved the GCSE results you had hoped for and need certain grades to move onto a course or chosen career path then there is always the option to re-sit them.

Whether you’d like to re-sit one subject, or multiple we have a range of GCSEs to choose from.

Join us today!

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Joining a full time course at Nottingham College is easy - you can apply for courses online in a few quick and simple steps. If you are aged 16-18 at the time of your enrollment, your course is absolutely free.

It’s not too late to join us in September – Apply now!

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  • 22nd August 2019 (4:45 PM)
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