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We can help you find the right course, whether at sixth form, college or with other training providers

If you’ve left school, you could start a short course straight away.

Find a course to start now

Planning to start a course in 2020?

If you’re interested in post-GCSE education or training you can find a full-time course or apprenticeship on the Positive Steps @16 website (PS16).

Advice about your options after GCSEs

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Want to start now?

You can get ready for a job, course or apprenticeship by enrolling on a study programme. Study programmes enable you to work in small groups and gain experience and a vocational qualification such as childcare, catering or construction. You'll gain confidence, learn new skills and improve your maths and English.

There are many different programmes available and if you're not currently studying or working you can start at any time of the year.

See what courses are available to do now.

If you are not ready to do an apprenticeship or Foundation Learning there may be other opportunities available. For more information call us on 0116 454 1770 or drop in to the Connexions Centre.

Not happy on your course?

If you're enrolled on a course and it doesn't feel right, don't panic. Some people will settle well into a new college or new course. They will have met the staff and started to make some new friends. But, if you are not one of them and are having doubts, don't leave it too late.

  • Speak to your tutor first - you should make them aware of any concerns and they may be able to help
  • Speak to the student support service at your school or college
  • Call us on 0116 454 1770 or drop in to the Connexions Centre.