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What Next?. Options following your College programme. Aims. To raise your awareness of the options available to you at the end of your current course By the end of the session you should be able to: List your options and explain the pros and cons of each choice Explain how you would apply - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • What Next?Options following your College programme

  • Aims To raise your awareness of the options available to you at the end of your current courseBy the end of the session you should be able to:List your options and explain the pros and cons of each choiceExplain how you would applyList at least 3 sources where you could get further information and advice

  • You can apply for

  • Remember!The more qualifications you have the more choice and earnings potential you will have when looking for a job

  • Further EducationTo progress onto the next level of your courseTo undertake another course because you want to change your career directionFor the full range of courses at St Helens College visit www.sthelens.ac.uk. Apply online or ask for an application form in reception

  • Higher EducationThis could be a degree, HND, HNC or Foundation DegreeThis route is for students that have achieved a level 3 qualification.Each university course has specific entry requirements. Visit www.ucas.co.uk for more information

  • Apprenticeships

    Jobs with formal training at 3 levels:Intermediate : training to NVQ level 2 plus technical certificate and functional skills

    Advanced: training to NVQ level 3 plus technical certificate and functional skills

    Higher: training to NVQ level 4

    To undertake an apprenticeship you need to be employed. Visit the National Apprenticeship website for more information www.apprenticeships.org.uk

  • Other employmentOther paid employment may or may not offer formal trainingTo prepare you will need a good quality CV and covering letterRemember there is a hidden jobs market:Many jobs are not advertisedYou need to use your own contacts, networks and local sources of information on new employers

  • Something else?Part time jobPart time studyVoluntary work to gain experienceSelf employmentPrinces TrustGap year before higher education

  • Next StepsResearchVisit Options in room AF101 and use the careers resources and employment informationTalk to your tutor, family and friendsUse the internetIf you are still unsure or need to discuss your ideas in more depth arrange an appointment with one of the College Careers Advisers by visiting Options

  • Useful WebsitesUse are own College student VLE and look at the useful links section :

  • Other useful websiteswww. apprenticeships.org.ukwww.connexionslive.co.ukwww.jobcentreplus.gov.ukwww.direct.gov.uk/NationalCareerServicewww.do-it.org.uk