Grantham College: Not sure what to do now that school is over? Check out these university level courses and higher level apprenticeships in Lincolnshire
Will you soon be finishing school but still unsure of what career path you will take?
It’s a decision that for some young people is never easy.
There are three choices on that crossroad once the school bell rings for the last time.
According to British law, pupils can leave school on the last Friday in June if they’ll turn 16 by the end of the summer holidays.
Until they turn 18, they must then either stay in full-time education like a college, start an apprenticeship or traineeship or spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training.
One great option for those soon to finish their compulsory education is Grantham College where a wide range of university level courses in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) and Edexcel are on offer.
“Here at Grantham College, we can offer students lower cost higher education courses that are basically the equivalent to the first two years of a degree,” said Jaz Abeysekera who is Marketing Manager at Grantham College.
“Some of our courses are actually BGU’s courses but delivered here at Grantham College.
“That means that we have strong links to the universities but are also on hand to help out those looking for higher level apprenticeships out in the world.”
Logistically, that special relationship with BGU is perfect for Grantham residents.
Grantham-based students taking those courses will ultimately graduate from BGU without necessarily needing to make the arduous 1-hour commute to Lincoln - although they are free to use the facilities there if they want.
And there’s even more luck for those seeking Higher Level Apprenticeships in Computing and Engineering.
Grantham College recently received a significant £2.6million boost in funding to build an Institute of Technology (IOT) building - on the site of an old police station - which will primarily be used for Engineering and Computing students.
This will afford more teaching spaces, equipment and resources, as well as the prestige, branding and attraction of the IOT status.
“As an IOT satellite, the college will expand its Higher Education provision in Engineering and Computing subjects,” continued Jaz.
“Our aim is for the refurbishment and completion of the build project to be finalised in October this year.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for students interested in Engineering and Computing.”
Grantham College also offers an array of university level courses, taught in state of the art facilities.
One such facility is the impressive University Centre
Located in the college's historic Elsham House, the centre comes complete with all the latest facilities and technology along with a common room for exclusive use for the Higher Education Students.
“Here at our college, we welcome students of all ages and backgrounds,” added Jaz.
“Whether somebody is seeking to discover a new hobby in the evenings or even looking to do a University Level course, we will definitely have a suitable match for them.”
With seven decades of experience when it comes to providing education and training, the college has developed a welcoming and supportive environment where the needs of students are always put first.
For more information about Grantham College, visit the official website by clicking here.
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