A Levels, Vocational course or Apprenticeship?

With so many different courses to choose from, finding the right one can be hard.

At Havant & South Downs College we offer many different subjects, giving you the opportunity to find something that will help you achieve your ambitions and prepare you for the world of work or progression onto University.

To get the most out of your time at College it’s important to select a course that you enjoy and fits with your style of learning. You can find out more about the different types of  courses below:

  • You know the subject or industry you want to specialise in
  • You prefer coursework over exams
  • You want to learn hands-on practical skills
  • You want to get experience using industry-standard equipment

Vocational qualifications are highly respected by employers and are a great foundation for getting a job, going to University or starting an Apprenticeship.

Our Vocational courses are taught on our South Downs Campus by industry experienced lecturers. They give you the opportunity to use theories you learn in practical situations, improve your independent study skills and develop your communication and teamwork skills.

  • You want the option to study multiple subjects
  • You perform best in exams
  • You want to develop your critical thinking skills
  • You want to study at a dedicated A Level Centre of Excellence
  • You are keen to develop academic reading and writing skills

A levels are great for progression onto Higher Education with many of our A Level students going on to study at Russell Group Universities. A Levels also teach you many transferable skills that give you the option  to go straight into employment or on to a Higher Apprenticeship.

An A Level programme consists of three subjects of your choice. With nearly 40 A Level subjects available this gives you a chance to study multiple subjects you are interested in or passionate about. The programmes run for two years and will give you the chance to develop your research, analysis and evaluation skills with a focus on independent study.

  • You’re eager to enter the world of work
  • You want the chance to earn money whilst you study
  • You know which industry you want to work in
  • You’re keen to start a role with excellent progression opportunities

Apprenticeships are designed to give you the best of both worlds – work and study. As an Apprentice, you’ll earn while you learn in a setting that reflects your wider career aspirations. Not only that, you’ll have the backing of your work-based trainer who will work with you and your employer to ensure you get the most out of your Apprenticeship.

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