Warrington is now a ‘very high risk’ local COVID alert level area (tier 3)
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Did you know that you are now required to continue in education or training until your 18th birthday, or until have gained a level 3 qualification? This is called RPA
When deciding the right choice for you, you need to consider the following:
There are four main choices open to you:
Think about the kind of career you would like to be in, and what kind of qualifications and experience you’ll need to get there. Is it the kind of career that needs a university degree, or very specific A-levels? Do you have to have a certain amount of experience, and how can you get it? It’s better to think about these things now than before you’ve started at college!
What options do I have?
When you leave college you’re at an age where you can go into a career or study more. It all depends on what career you have in mind. You might need specific qualifications to go into a certain career, which would mean studying for longer.
You might want to stay in education. Some jobs need a degree so you’ll want to continue into higher education. To search for degree courses, use the UCAS course search.
You’ll also want to research which universities are best for the course you want to study. Some universities will have better connection to local employers than others, or better facilities.
You can progress in some jobs by achieving a work-based certificate or a diploma. Take a look at our apprenticeships and training section [link] for more information.
If you want to go into work, now is a good time to do some research on what employers in your area are doing. Get an idea of where the local jobs are and practice your interview and job application skills!