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If plan A is an apprenticeship… what’s your plan B?

Apprenticeships are great. They provide learners with on-the-job experience, a salary and qualifications.

However, competition for them is high, you aren’t guaranteed to be placed quickly, and you may not find a suitable role.

If you’re thinking of doing an apprenticeship when you leave school, we also recommend you apply for a college course to give yourself a second option – a plan B – which will ensure you have something in place for September. After all, an apprenticeship may not be the only path to your dream career.

Apply for a college course

At West Notts College we offer A Levels (taught at the college sixth form) or vocational courses across a range of subjects.

Our full-time courses start in September and you are not committed to start a course even if you accept a place on it. Applying simply means that you will have more options and a back-up plan, if the apprenticeship route doesn’t work out for you. You can apply for up to four courses which gives you plenty of choice, too.

We’ve now had over 3,500 applications for September and places are filling fast. Don’t wait to find out if your apprenticeship is secure, have your plan B ready and apply for a college course today.

A Levels

Taught at the college’s sixth form, A Levels are the usual choice for those looking at moving on to university. We offer 16 A Level subjects, including:

Vocational courses

Vocational courses aim to get you ready for industry, with a real focus on employability. As part of your studies you will undertake a work placement related to your subject area. Subjects include:

Speak to our careers team

Remember, an apprenticeship may not be the only path to your dream career.

Our careers team are available to speak to and offer impartial advice on your options after leaving school as well as advice on a number of helpful topics, from guidance interviews, to applications and form-filling, and interview preparation.

Contact the team today:

01623 413325

Why choose West Notts?

Best college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

In the top 10% of all providers nationally for apprenticeships

Second for vocational value added* in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

90% of students move into a positive destination

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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