I’m Finishing School, What Are My Options?

It’s coming up to the time to finish your exams and choose your pathway. You may have thought about what you like doing and what careers that could lead you to. A lot of people think choosing a career path at age 16 is the only decision they’ll ever make. It’s not. If you change your mind, you can change your career. You can always go back to school, change your degree or job, do another apprenticeship, or even re-train. So, what are your options?

Stay in full-time education

You could take a range of subjects that lead to qualifications that keep your options open, like GCSE or A levels. Courses like T Levels or BTEC allow you to focus on a chosen career area like construction, science or digital careers. Some careers may ask for specific qualifications, so always do some research into where the course you are interested in might lead.

But, what if traditional education isn’t for you?

Combine work and study

Gain practical skills, get work experience and a qualification that employers need. This is called an apprenticeship. Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification.

At Tops and Aspire we believe fish don’t climb trees. So, what suits one persons learning style and goals, may not suit another. We are here to guide you through the training process whether that’s an apprenticeship, or enrolling on one of our Level 1 training programs.

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