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Further Education & Apprenticeships

Do you know who to talk to and where to go for advice at different stages in your learning? Taking time to find out now can save time and hassle later and with a bit of help and support, you’ll soon start to realise that you already have some brilliant ideas.

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Begin planning your future early. Discuss possibilities for education, employment and training with your designated teacher, or ask for one-to-one tuition in English and Maths to help you improve. If you have a particular job in mind, find out what skills and qualifications are needed.

Your school and designated teacher can help you identify the entry requirements for college or other courses, like apprenticeships that enable you to work, learn and earn at the same time. Teachers can help you explore the ways you can get into university and the different types of qualifications that will support this.

The Virtual School often organise someone to help you prepare for Further and Higher Education. This could include help with writing your personal statement, arranging college or university visits or with UCAS or other application forms.

Don’t forget, if you need any help with this, you can email us at 




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