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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!
Excellent. Intense learning. Tutor is great very friendly and easy to get along with. Also has great language skills is very easy to understand.
Sam Ronald Lee
It has given me a great opportunity and glad I’m finally doing something I enjoy.
Lee Andrew Greenfield
Alison and Ella were very patient and explained everything in large detail.
Kathleen Charlotte Joan Marie Chester
Fantastic.............clear, concise and friendly.
Excellent customer service. A great tutor willing to help all the way and great self-explanatory materials to learn from.
Atanas Boykov Georgiev
Perfect, very excited to go along!
Miguel Angelo Agria Gomes
Service in one word was excellent. Highly professional in a very friendly manner. The communication, explanation, step by step thorough e-mail and phone guidance were smooth and brilliant. Look forward to completing my chosen course asap. I just can't wait.
Helpful and easy guidance + military discount is v. thoughtful
Was easy to understand explained fully and Laura was fantastic! 😊 im excited to start my new career!
Laura Leigh Potter
Vincent was very helpful and professional at explaining the course and the various details surrounding its different aspects, he also worked smoothly alongside the finance team.
Quick easy service
Great personal service, the advisors listened to my needs and my understood my career aspirations.
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Anthony Craig Harrison
I found my experience with the training room to be great so far everyone I have spoken to have been really friendly and helpful. I am currently studying the IT security technician and I am studying my way through the first of 3 courses comptia a+. Though I have had some issues with the training app but I have reported it to the developers. Other than that I look forward to passing my certifications and heading on to a new career path. I would say that if your passionate about what you want to do then give the training room a try. They have given me back my drive and determination to better my options in life so for that I say a massive thank you.
Stuart Andrew Walker
Fantastic service from the moment you enquire. You will get the answers and support you needed. Alison is very helpful and encouraging.
I am enjoying the course.
Communication was great!! I dealt with two lovely ladies. Amy & Ella they both dealt with any concerns I had very professionally.
They were always on time when phoning me. Very helpful and friendly and happy when speaking to them. Overall I was very pleased with all that we spoke about and I registered with the training room that day.
Very informative. Straight to the point.