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Your Expert Guide To Choosing The Right Career Path

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Higher education, apprenticeship or gap year? Now is the time to consider what you are going to do after you receive your exam results next summer.

It may still seem like a long way away but it will come around sooner than you think and we want you to be prepared. We've created this comprehensive guide to make the decision process as smooth as possible for you. Not only does it showcase all of the options available but it will also provide wide-ranging advice to help you on the way to a successful career.

If you're considering going to university, we've got tips from how to pick the right course for you to settling into campus life. Experts have also offered guidance to help you through the UCAS process and applying for a student loan.

The pros and cons of distance learning are also explained so you have all of the details you need at your fingertips.

If you are not sure that university is the right fit for you, we've got all of the information on the other higher education routes you could take. With apprenticeships now becoming increasingly popular and more employers are looking to train a workforce specifically for their industry.

We've got all of the information you need to know if you are considering this route from how to find a vacancy to the different training options.But if you're not ready to jump into the workplace or commit to three or four years of higher education then it's worth giving a gap year your consideration. 

Within this website you can find advice on how to make the most of your break so that it benefits you in the future. We've also included advice for writing the perfect CV and how to prepare for a job interview as well as tips for that first day in a new job.

What Next? aims to provide you with everything you need to make one of the biggest decisions of your life and achieve your goals.

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With campuses in Lichfield, Tamworth, Rodbaston & Cannock, South Staffordshire College provides courses to suit every learning style and help develop essential employability and interpersonal skills. SSC offer's full-time and part-time courses, apprenticeships and university level courses all designed to enhance the skills you need and give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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