AS the age when young people remain in education or training raises to 18 it is more important than ever to explore options from year 11.
Remaining in education or training includes not only the option of staying on at school but going to college or taking employment with training.
Whether your choice is A Levels, an Apprenticeship or a Vocational course, Craven College has a wide range of options to choose from leading to Degrees, real jobs and enhanced careers.
A Levels – 100% pass rate in 25 subjects
Craven College is one of the region’s largest A Level providers offering more than 30 subjects – take a look at the full range and find out more online at www.craven-college.ac.uk .
These qualifications are delivered by highly qualified, experienced, academic and industry specialist lecturers. In 2012 our A Level students achieved an overall pass rate of 98% with a 100% pass rate in 25 subjects including Biology, Chemistry, English Language & Literature, Graphic Design, ICT, Languages, Psychology and Sociology.
The Craven Centre for A Levels provides outstanding academic teaching, including preparation for exams and UCAS personal statements. The consistently high pass rates ensure progression on to specialist Degrees here at Craven College, the university of choice or to employment.
Apprenticeships – 9th out of 225 FE Colleges
Our Apprenticeships perform well above national averages. Recent data shows that our overall success rates are 88% compared to the National Average of 73.7% and we now rank 9th out of 225 FE Colleges in the country. Apprenticeships overall are increasingly popular and more people and employers recognise the benefits they bring, particularly at advanced and Higher levels.
Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of sectors giving young people the opportunity to earn while they learn and leading to nationally accredited qualifications recognised and appreciated by employers and universities. The College will liaise with employers and support potential Apprentices in finding suitable employment. Visit www.craven-college.ac.uk to see our Apprenticeships vacancies service.
Vocational Courses – progress on to employment or Degree level study
Full-time Vocational courses are based on particular employment or industry sectors. In addition to taught classes, lectures and seminars, you will have practical hands on experience of your chosen area, using our industry standard equipment, training facilities and workshops. Vocational study will give you valuable insight in to the skills and knowledge required for the workplace taking you on to employment or Degree level study.
Craven College places strong emphasis on providing students with a wide range of entry points, excellent progression routes and varied learning opportunities. The College offers an exceptional range of occupational enrichment, placements and additional qualifications that enhance CVs and career prospects.
There is a generous travel bursary in place – our full-time students only pay the first £1 per day of their main journey to Craven College. Direct public transport to Skipton is available by bus and train.
Applications are being taken and interviews taking place for courses starting in September 2013. For more information about courses, the travel bursary and events visit www.craven-college.ac.uk or call 01756 791 411.