Progression Routes

College:

To progress through a college route I could either apply for a foundation course or do a different level 3 course. These course are available here at Kendall college or at any other colleges within the area. To apply for these courses I’d have to meet the entry requirements which can vary depending on the course and I’d have to attend an induction day. There are a few positives about taking this option for example I’d be able to progress onto university and i’ll have a diploma in that course. The negative about doing a course in art is that the jobs are limited in the art industry with just a diploma.

Apprenticeship:

Going down an apprenticeship route would mean working 4 days with employer and then 1 day in college, also, progression into an a apprenticeship would mean being learning in the work environment while earning a low income. Apprenticeships are advertised through the apprenticeship website so they are available there, but to register for an apprenticeship you’ll need to register on the apprenticeship website, submit an application and also include a ¬†personnel statement. You’ll need to have several personal attributes to be ideal for apprenticeships such as being passionate about your subject, punctual, professional, use initiative and be trustworthy.

University:

Going to university would involve going into a higher level of education by undertaking a degree that’ll last from 2-3 years. Different degrees and universities can be found through their websites the Ucas website or by uni prospectus. to get to university you’d need to complete a Ucas application, up to 5 courses and the application must include a personal statement. To go to university you’ll need to be Punctual, Motivated/self-driven, dedicated and hardworking. The positives of going to University are that you’ll receive a degree by the end of the course, learn to live independently and you’ll make connections by making friends with people within the university. but the negatives are that it costs a lot of money and you have to get a loan, its 2-4 more years in education and not working and making money.

Employment:

Going into employment would mean getting a part time or full time job and making a living. Jobs can be found at the job center and through various websites that advertise various jobs, or through an employer. To apply for a job you’ll need a CV and a covering letter to send to the employer. To have a job you’ll need to be Trustworthy, be initiative, be able to make decisions and have good timekeeping skills. The positives of working are that you’re earning money straight away and you could be learning new skills while working. But the negatives are that you might not start on a very high wage compared to a job that requires a degree, and you’ll have to work your way up the employment ladder to earn more money.

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