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What are your options after GCSEs?

By aspiration | 29 Jul 2019 | Category: Blog
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GCSE results day is just around the corner, and while it is an exciting day for many, for some it can be an overwhelming and confusing time with no clear path to take in your educational journey.

What comes after you receive your results?

It’s important to consider the different opportunities available to you, and if you change your mind or don’t achieve the grades you were hoping for – don’t worry!

While many students progress onto studying for A-Levels to receive their further education, A-Levels aren’t the only way you can achieve qualifications after your GCSEs. More and more students are now choosing apprenticeships as an option, which will allow you to earn a wage while you work towards a qualification and at the same time learn valuable skills.

Suitable for 16+, apprenticeships have seen a surge in popularity in recent years with 225,800 apprenticeships started between August 2018 and January 2019 alone; which is a 10% increase when compared to the equivalent period a year earlier.

Unlike academic courses at college or sixth form, an apprenticeship allows you to develop your skills and qualifications in the workplace. This enables you to gain real work experience in a work environment, all while you earn as you study on the job. All our apprentices also receive a NUS discount card which allows you to benefit from student offers in many different retail outlets.

Offering the National Minimum Wage, as well as paid holidays and Bank Holidays, apprenticeships offer a paid first step into a range of different industries and a variety of job roles including business and admin, customer service, childcare, dental nursing and more.

Want to know more about apprenticeships and how you can get started? Aspiration Training offer an array of apprenticeships. To find out more, get in touch with us today.

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