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Get a head start in your career, earn money while you learn or find yourself learning new skills and ideas at college. 

Choose from the options to find a learning or work service suited to you.

Coronavirus Boredom Busters and Learning Resources


  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020

    What will happen to those who have already done some non-exam assessment?

    Students who were due to sit A level, AS level or GCSE exams this summer will receive a calculated grade. The calculated grade process will take into account a range of evidence including, for example, non-exam assessment and mock results, and the approach will be standardised between schools and colleges. There’s separate guidance from Ofqual on awarding GCSE, AS and A levels which includes the implications for non-exam assessment.



Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside knowledgeable staff
  • earn valuable experience
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

Where can I look for jobs?

Recruitment agencies and online jobsites are a great place to start if you are unsure about the type of work you would like to do.

Work Experience is a great way to get your foot on the employment ladder and give you valuable experience that can set you apart from other candidates. 

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