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As A-Level results and clearing become hot topics, you might be wondering what options are available. We’re taking a look at the benefits of training, and the steps you can take if your plans don’t involve university.
Finding out you haven’t got into university, or if university just isn’t on your radar, it doesn’t have to mean bad news. For one thing, you’ve avoided the pressure of astronomical student loan repayments (the BBC recently estimated student debt to be over £50k*) which most people spend their working life repaying. And rather than pouring over books for 3 years, you can spend this time accruing the experience and practical knowledge that employers are looking for.
The reality of the job market is that employers aren’t always looking for candidates with a degree; it just doesn’t hold the brevity in the workplace that it once did. More employers are looking to experienced candidates to fill roles, as practical knowledge trumps university**.
Why is this? More often than not, when recruiting, employers are looking for a ‘quick win’. It can be costly to businesses to invest time in training, so some look for the ‘instant win’ - a candidate with the practical, working knowledge and experience to get instantly stuck in to working life.
In an average lifetime we spend a total of 12 years working*** – scary huh?! With all that time taken up in the workplace, surely you’d want to spend your working days doing something you actually enjoy?
If you do what you love, you’ll love what you do.
Killing it in the gym? Thought about becoming a Personal Trainer? Passionate about helping people? Have you thought about a career in social care? Eyebrows and mani on point? Beauty therapy could be for you! Love all things technical? Why not pursue a career in IT?
We have a variety of training courses available to help you master the skills you need to get noticed by employers, without going to university. We provide qualifications that help you stand out from the crowd – from becoming a Level 4 Personal Trainer in little more than 4 months, to qualifying as a Web Developer in 3 months, there’s a course to suit your career objectives in a timeframe that rivals going to uni.
Unlike traditional higher education routes, we’re not going to get you qualified and leave you high and dry. Our dedicated team are on hand from the moment you enrol to help you polish your CV, and match you with our leading corporate partners who have jobs ready and waiting for our graduates. We also have funding options, because we believe financial constraints shouldn’t stop you achieving something amazing.
Learn more about our courses in Health & Fitness, IT, Beauty & Wellbeing or Health & Social Care and discover your options beyond A-Level results!
It was very easy to book a course and all questions I had were clearly answered.
The information given over the phone is very straight forward and easy to follow and the advisors are happy to break it down if needed. super easy to sign onto the course and you have support all the way
Paige Charlotte Miliffe
Holly was fantastic. Very polite girl and very informative. She made me feel very enthusiastic about my learning after speaking with her on the phone. Fantastic service in general. Keep up the good work!!!
Vincent, the person whom I spoke to regards my course was excellent in explaining the course content , pricing structures and payment options.
I would highly recommend them.
The trainer Oliver Smallwood is the best tutor I’ve had the pleasure of working with
Sammy was absolutely brilliant
Very good service..Katie Mcgovern was very professional
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Initially, I had a very friendly and respectful conversation with one of the sales team, a gentleman called Steve Devine, who in subsequent phone calls explained everything in thorough and simple terms. Not only is Steve friendly and have brilliant interpersonal skills, but he is also very supportive and irrefutably goes the extra mile so as to ensure your full understanding of every detail of the course, and that you are well informed about the decisions you want to make.
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You answered any questions that I had.
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Pamela Denise Prosser
They're extremely patient and are never get frustrated with repeating themselves, I was really nervous just for the booking but their service is just great it seems like a breeze!
If I could type all the experiences just in the booking stage this review would be too long.
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Really helped me in finding the right product for me, which was the most convenient in terms of learning options and assessment dates and locations
Emma Jane Chandler
Sammy has been looking after me throughout my process.
She’s kept me really informed, made my options clear, offered great and has got me really excited to start the course!
They really care about the customer and make everything easy even through phone I was able to do everything due to their understanding and kindness
Very helpful and informative, have full explanation of details of courses available to me and rang back when they said they would
I've had a really great start in my journey, i have chosen the E-Learning fitmess level 2, PT level 3 and Strength amd Conditioning level 4. Everyone involved has been supportive and have outlined all the details very well. I had doubts about commiting to such a long course with all payments but was made to feel more at ease prior to booking. I have only recently started the course but what the work i have completed is very interesting and all the tools are available to gain a great degree of knowledge, whether that be course manuals and tutors that are available through email. I'd highly recommend the course to others. I have been very impressed so far! :)
They stop at nothing to assist student.
It is Early days but so far every member of staff I have spoken to in the booking process have been so lovely and helpful. I am really excited to start my learning.