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Vocational Pathways

If you are interested in a future STEM related career but do not think that University is for you, then there are still options that are available to you.

Advanced level apprenticeship – equivalent to two A level passes (Level 3)

An apprenticeship is a great way for those who want to get trained up in a specific career to learn from the people who do it every day. Apprentices earn a modest wage while working to gain a qualification in their chosen field. Level 3 apprenticeships are available in courses such as: Engineering, Construction, ICT, Manufacturing etc.

Advanced level apprenticeships generally require you to have achieved 5 good GCSEs (grades A*-C)

Intermediate level apprenticeship – equivalent to five GCSE passes (Level 2)

This is an entry level apprenticeship which can provide a way into a particular job, including a qualification to those who might not be able to meet the entry requirements for an Advanced Level Apprenticeship.

Further information on Apprenticeships can be found on the UCAS website.

Level 3 College Course – an alternative to traditional A Levels

This is an option for those wanting to continue their education but on a Vocational course that is equivalent to A levels. This would typically be in year 12 and 13 at college.

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