If college or university are not for you, you may want to consider an apprenticeship as an option. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a real life job setting with study, which is usually one day per week.  An apprenticeship usually lasts between 1-4 years depending upon the subject and level. You will be paid the minimum wage rate for an apprentice, which is currently £3.30 per hour for apprentices under 19 (over 19 will be paid at the minimum wage rate) and will work for a minimum of 30 hours per week plus additional hours for training. There are a number of different levels of apprenticeships that can be accessed depending upon the qualifications you have achieved and the area of apprenticeship you want to study. The website for apprenticeships - Apprenticeships contains lots of useful information for both students and parents on what an apprenticeship is and how to apply for one.

If you have any questions regarding an apprenticeship, please speak to Mrs. Davis in the OLC.

Apprenticeships - Work, Earn & Train - Please click here to read this useful document.