Each year in August, thousands of young people across the country await their fate as A Level and GCSE results are published. Whether you’ve done better than expected or not as well as you hoped – there are so many options available to you at Vision West Nottinghamshire College, in order to pursue your desired career path.
The college is still taking applications for September 2017 – and you don’t have to wait for your exam results in order to apply.
Those looking to take the traditional academic route on to university can choose to study A Levels. The college offers 17 different subjects (of which students usually choose three or four) at our dedicated sixth form at the Derby Road campus. Students can choose from traditional subjects including maths, English and science, to more exclusive options like government and politics or media, which you may not find at sixth form. Many of our A Level students have gone on to their first choice university.
Vocational courses are great for hands-on learners, and offer students a route into specific careers, in areas such as business, childcare, hair and beauty, health and care, hospitality and cookery, sport and more. All students are encouraged to take up work placements, to help them get a better understanding of the industry they wish to work in, make new contacts and open new doors.
Apprenticeships are also on offer to anyone over the age of 16, and provide those undertaking one with on-the-job training, valuable work experience and a weekly wage too.
Apprenticeships become available all year round, so you could apply for one today, or see one you like the look of later in the year. Those interested in apprenticeships can view our current vacancies at www.visionapprentices.co.uk or call 0800 121 8317 to speak to a member of the apprenticeships team.
Take your studying higher
Vision University Centre provides local people of Mansfield and Ashfield the opportunity to study at university-level, without moving away from all they know. The centre is still taking applications for September for HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees and full honours degrees. Tuition fees are well below average, and courses can be flexible to fit around your work or family commitments.
Take a look at the university-level courses on offer here, or speak to our Higher Education team on 0808 100 3626.
Not quite ready for university?
If you’ve been out of education but are ready to get on the path to a career that’s right for you, we offer a number of Access to Higher Education courses which aim to get you university-ready in just one year.
The college’s enrolment period begins in August. The date you enrol on will depend on the course you’re applying for – once you apply for a course you will receive the information through the post.
If you’re unable to make your enrolment date, or need more information about the process, please call our team on 0808 100 3626.
The college’s careers and employability team offer an impartial service to college students and members of the public, who need information and advice on what to do next. The team can offer advice on CV writing and interview preparation, help with applications, advice on careers and more. To book an appointment with the team call 0808 100 3626.
Remember, college applicants can find out all they need to know via our applicants’ zone online. We look forward to seeing you in September!