BTEC & Apprenticeships
Not every student feels that an academic course is right for their next step after, and at Fullbrook we aim to provide extensive access to information on alternative opportunities which can be pursued after GCSE and A-Level. A BTEC course or Apprenticeship scheme offers a more hands on & practical learning path for young people which can lead to vocational qualifications in a chosen career.
BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) is a qualification that focuses on practical study which has a career focus, and can be studied in conjunction with GCSE & A-Level courses or as a standalone qualification. You can find out more about BTECs on the Youth Employment website.
Apprenticeship is a scheme which offers individuals the opportunity to learn on the job whilst earning a wage, and studying for a career related qualification. They last for a minimum of 12 months but can take up to 4 years depending on the qualifications that are needed to complete the apprenticeship, or how the learning is spread out. You will typically be working between 30 and 40 hours a week, including time spent attending college for your qualifications.
You also can learn more about Apprenticeships by viewing a helpful video from Innervate here.
Open Apprenticeship Schemes
LAW – Are you interested in a career in law? Would you love to work for a global law firm with offices around the world? Do you want to develop skills to give you the best possible chance at being successful in the future?
If the answer is yes then please consider our bespoke, award-winning, two-year development programme for year 12 or equivalent students – Clifford Chance ACCESS.
This pioneering programme consists of twelve different components (some of which are paid), each focused around specific core areas of your personal and professional development, culminating in the opportunity to secure a place on our ACCESS SPARK programme and ultimately a Training Contract.
If you have any questions then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDICINE CAMP – We have a few spaces left on our Medicine Camp during the April half term. I have attached details of the week below. It would be great if you could share the course details with your students?
Course date: 2nd April – 8th April 2023
Course type: 6 day residential
Location: London (UK)
- 28 hours medical work experience
- Taught by experienced NHS Doctors
- Hands-on medical work experience
- Expert medical school application seminars
- Mock medical school interviews
- Entrance examination sessions (UCAT & BMAT)
- Accommodation and food included
I have included a link to the full course information here: https://educationprojects.co.uk/courses/uk-medical-work-experience-course/
Alternative Places to Study
Students sometimes prefer to move on to a different college to continue their educations. This may be because Fullbrook isn’t able to offer the courses they wish to study, because they wish to pursue a more vocational path, or sometimes it’s as simple as the college is closer to where they live. Whatever the reason, Fullbrook will always do what it can to help students make the decisions that are right for them. See our list of alternative education providers below for details of their website and any open events that are coming up.
College Virtual Open Days/Evenings 2021/22