A Levels vs BTECs/T Levels
Some people may choose to stay at school for A Levels after year 11, but did you know that you can also earn UCAS points studying vocational courses? In fact, one in four students studying a BTEC Level 3 qualification goes on to study at University, with others gaining meaningful employment in their chosen career.
If you want to get a head start in your career, you may choose to pursue an apprenticeship, a work-based qualification that combines employment with technical training. Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of professions, from traditional areas such as engineering, mechanics and health care to accountancy, business administration, and leadership and management.
Alternatives to University
University Centre Newbury, in partnership with Newbury College, offers higher education qualifications that are equivalent to one or two years at university and cost significantly less than university fees. The high-quality Foundation Degree, HNC and HND courses provide you with the skills you need to succeed, whether you want to go on to further study at university or develop a career. UCN also has links with some excellent employers and universities including University of Reading and Buckinghamshire New University.