WANT to carry on learning but don’t want to stop on at school?
Continuing to study after your GCSE year doesn’t mean having to stop on at school – City of Wolverhampton College has a range of alternative options to help define your future. With over 300 industry-recognised qualifications, industry-standard training facilities and staff dedicated to supporting you to learn, achieve and succeed, studying at the college will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge employers are looking for and progress to a successful future career in your chosen industry.
Courses on offer include beauty therapy, business and administration, computing and IT, early years, engineering, hairdressing, health and social care, hospitality and catering, motor vehicle, science, sport and fitness, travel and tourism, and uniformed public services. Also available are English and maths courses, trade qualifications in brickwork, carpentry, electrical, groundworks, painting and decorating, and plumbing; and creative courses in art and design, graphic design, journalism, media, music technology and performing arts.
Want to do A-levels?
If you want to study A-levels, doing them at college is a great alternative to staying on at school and you’ll have more options to choose from too!
You can study the subjects that interest you and the combination that best suits your plans for your future career. And you’ll also have access to wvSixth – the college’s sixth form centre–apurposeful area just for A-level students which has study areas and places to relax, as well as full use of the other facilities on the campus too!
Want to start earning?
If you want to get on the career ladder and start earning straight away, an apprenticeship will enable you to combine working for an employer with studying at college.
You’ll learn on-the-job, gaining valuable experience in the workplace and usually attend college once a week to study for a relevant industry-recognised qualification.
You’ll be able to put the skills and knowledge you gain on your course into practice in the workplace, as well as use your experience of working in the industry to bring learning to life when you’re in college – and because you’ll be doing a real job you’ll get paid too!
Want to study at a higher level?
If you want to gain a university-level qualification but are worried about the high cost of tuition fees, choosing the college’s higher education scheme is a more affordable alternative.
Programmes on offer include HNCs, HNDs and foundation degrees – run in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton – and flexible study options mean you can fit learning around other work or family commitments.
Want to find out more?
To find out more about courses and qualifications offered by the college, apply online, and get details of open events where you can chat to tutors about the best routes into your chosen career, go to wolvcoll.ac.uk can