UCAS / Higher Education / Apprenticeships

Post 18 Options

Have you thought about your future?
Do you know what you want to do when you  finish your A Levels?

Here are some options along with information and useful website to help you make your decision.

  • University
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher Diplomas
  • Art Foundation Degrees

Brookvale Groby Learning Campus Post 16 Centre has a long and successful history of supporting students with their Post 18 applications. The Post 16 Team have significant expertise in supporting students with their UCAS/Apprenticeship applications and have strong connections with LEBC for apprenticeships. Our Higher Ability Coordinator, Catriona Purdon, plays a key part in enabling early entry Oxbridge and medical sciences applicants who will have to make their UCAS no later than 15 October each year.

During the Spring and Summer term of Year 12 we will have external speakers in the present in assemblies on University and Apprenticeship pathways and tutors will focus on Post 18 options during their one to on sessions.  We attend the annual UCAS East Midlands Convention which is held at a local university.  All UK Universities and colleges are represented here with many apprenticeship providers and some overseas universities, also  in attendance. This convention is a good starting point for our Year 12 students to kick start their research for their choices at Post 18.

The college also runs its own annual Higher Education (HE) day and evening for parents. During the HE day students will be given a presentation by a local university, log on to UCAS and Apprenticeships websites and begin their applications. The extra evening is for parents and carers of students and will provide essential advice about UCAS applications and  Apprenticeships and answer any questions. We work closely with local universities and apprenticeships providers to ensure that you get the most up to date information.

What happens at the start of Year 13?
As soon as Year 13 starts the pace quickens and students have to move fast to get their applications completed.

These key dates are essential:

  • End of September – Pass your draft Personal Statement or CV to your tutor for checking.
  • 15th October – Early entry (Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Science).
  • Work with your tutor to get your UCAS/Apprenticeship application completed.
  • Complete your application and pay/send which will pass it to your tutor for completion of your reference.
  • ALL UCAS applications are to be completed by Christmas of Year 13.
  • Apprenticeship applications deadlines are dependant on each vacancy, we aim to have students.

registered on website and with the LEBC by Christmas to ensure they receive the vacancies that arise directly. We also advertise vacancies on the Post 16 News and Info Classroom.

Here are some useful websites for Post 18 choices:

www.ucas.com
www.indeed.co.uk/Apprenticeships-jobs-in-Leicestershire
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/location/leicester
www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk
https://university.which.co.uk/courses

If you would like some advice and guidance in connection with Post 18 choices then we have a Careers Advisor; Mrs Hayley Dymond, with whom you can book an appointment and she will help you to look at all of the options available to you in order to help you make a decision and get you started .  The Post 16 Team are also available to talk to should you need guidance or have any questions regarding Post 18 choices and applications.