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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!
the staff are friendly and helpful. I have recommended the Training room to my friends and I would recommend them to anyone interested in doing an e-learning course
Craig was extremely helpful from the word go! Answered all my questions and more, couldn't fault the experience! I am now up and running with my course and very excited to get stuck in! Thanks The Training Room!
Great customer service. Alison was really helpful and friendly. Everything was quick and easy to get booked in my beauty course.
Very good, helpful and professional service. Always available and willing to help, good response times and very understanding staff.
The assessor I spoke to was very informative, listened to my concerns and made sure I understood everything.
She kept in contact regularly via email and phone and would certainly recommend
service was excellent , Donna was great , Gavin was great
So far my experience has been good! And easy to understand, got an email with a lot of pre course work to do witch i thought was a lot but i guess its gotta be done.
Fantastic customer service, with all the support I could possibly want!!!
wonderful customer services. i would 100% recommend them.
Great and very friendly people. They kept me fully informed and made every step easy and straight forward for me.
brilliant service.Very kind and help you in every way
Everything is very good. After I start working like programmer perhaps I will want to buy another courses.
It is a privilege to be part of the beauty training room.the booking experience was great they made me understand everything properly
A very big thankyou to all the team
The whole process was easy from start to finish. Everyone was kind and willing to help with any questions that I had. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
easy to understand and when rang for advice very helpful
They make it so easy to understand. Very friendly. Looking forward to the training.
First class service. Very thorough and supportive on finding the right course for me. Enthusiasm over the phone seemed genuine, and gives you that extra buzz and assurance the training can only be first class!
I have been given excellent help with get the course I want .friendly service .lovely people to talk to helpful .
It was a very friendly service and made me feel comfortable within the first minute or so of speaking to them.
Helpful. Knowledgable. Friendly. 5 star service. They take the time to listen to the answers