Full time education
You could choose to study:
- With other 16 to 18-year-olds at a sixth form college
- At a further education college where there are also older students around
- At a sixth form based at a school.
If you enjoy studying, do well at exams and are predicted to get at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, then AS/A levels could be right for you.
If you are interested in learning about a general career area but are not yet ready to learn a specific job, then a more applied or vocational course could be for you. These include BTECs, Applied A level programmes, NVQs and City & Guilds.
If you know the job you want to pursue, you could start getting qualified for it. This is done through job-specific qualifications, such as CACHE (childcare), ILEX (legal work), AAT (accounts) and IMI (motor industry).