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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!
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the adviser i spoke to (Chris Bryer-Ash) was very helpful and a nice bloke. and signing up online was very easy and strait forward
Very helpful with everything and got me a job as a personal trainier by giving out my CV to local gyms
Extremely helpful and very well informative, would 100 percent recommend to anyone looking to begin a carrier in personal training or the fields of work that the training room offer.
The service was excellent. The information I received was first class and Sarah was very easy to talk to and very helpful.
Very well explained and friendly behaviour. Nice customer service
service was so simple and easy I think they even deserve more than 5 star. I will recommend theThem to anybody who want to be a PE without going through any phone calls stress and follow ups.
Easy, straight forward and quick
Very helpful with any queries about the course!
Letia Emma Rockey
helpful customer service, could answer all my questions I had and helped me pick the best course for my situation will definitely use again in the future
Steve Devine has been just amazing really positive a real pleasure to talk to. Really organised service with professional help.
Kat Sinscy was very supportive and reassuring. She helps me to find option which is suits me best to start my new carrier in Beauty Therapy.
Hope for all the best to gain qualification and get a job I dream about.
Really great advice given, Amy, Ella and Steph have been really quick at replying to all my emails and queries about the course, and my application. I would definitely recommend contacting them to help with applying or getting info on the courses.
Very attentive service. Always received call backs on time, and prompt with answering emails.
Dear feefo team thank you so much for feedback Inqury.i’m very Pleased by the services provided by the training room. Thanking you with kind regards Miss Simarpreet Kaur
They were very very helpful and welcoming, and would recommend them very supportive as well which is good to know
all the service was excellent and all my enquiry were solved on the dot. The team who dealt with me were well trained to help me register, get the paper signed and as well I got the great explanation about my course.
They were amazing ……..
Very happy with service
Very helpful and kind. Helped me and my family understand the course and options and finances very well.
Easy, friendly and informative