What Next - Wolverhampton College

Completing your GCSEs and A levels? Not sure where to go next? Wolverhampton college jas many options open to you

#DoMore at the City of Wolverhampton College!

Are you completing your GCSEs or A-levels this year and are unsure of what to do next? Do you want to carry on studying but don’t want to stay on at school? If the answer is ‘yes’, then the City of Wolverhampton College can help you #DoMore with a whole range of options open to you!

With its own sixth form, HE center and state-of-the-art workshops for a range of courses, including those in Creative Arts, Motor Vehicle, Engineering and Construction, Wolverhampton College are sure to have a course that will help you get on in life.

A spokesman for the college said: “What’s more, we are in the top 10% of colleges in England and have been named the Number 1 college in the West Midlands for learner satisfaction – so you can be sure that studying with us will set you on the road to a great future career.”

#DoMore with an Apprenticeship

Can’t decide between staying on in education or getting a job? You can #DoMore and achieve both with an apprenticeship!

The spokesman added: “Here at City of Wolverhampton we run the largest apprenticeship programme in the region, and work with some really prestigious companies, including the BBC, Express & Star and Moog.”

Engineering apprentice Carys Lewis Waterfield is one of the college’s students benefitting from learning on the job.

She said: “Sitting behind a desk at a computer isn’t for me. I need to be doing something practical which is why an apprenticeship is perfect as I’m learning practical skills, gaining a qualification, getting paid and, at 18, am already on the career ladder.”

#DoMore with A-levels

With a range of A-levels on offer – many of which are different from those available at school – you really can #DoMore at college!

The spokesman said: “We can help you study the subjects that interest you and the combination that best suits your plans for your future career.

“You’ll also have access to wvSixth – our own newly refurbished sixth form center which is solely for our A-level students and is full of computers and places to relax.”

A-level student Anisha Sahota said: “I started my A-levels at school but wasn’t enjoying myself there, so decided to come to college and give them another shot. “College suited me a lot better. It’s more flexible and I’ve been treated like an adult and trusted to make my own decisions.”

#DoMore and Study Higher

If you are worried about the cost of university or are put off studying for a degree because of work and family commitments, you can #DoMore and study higher at college!

The college offers Higher Education courses, including foundation degrees, all run in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton.

Russell Walls is just one former student whose college experience helped him #DoMore.

Russell said: “After completing the Level 3 qualification, I decided that the college higher education route was the best for me as it was a comfortable environment for me to learn and excel in. “Studying this way was much cheaper too –Ispent half the amount over the two years than some of my friends who did three years at university which made my student loan a lot cheaper!”

For more information on any of the college’s courses ring 01902 836000 or check out the website at www.wolvcoll.ac.uk for details of open events and enrolment days.