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Ways to learn for 14–19-year-olds

14 to 19 year-olds have a choice of learning routes, all of which lead to valuable qualifications and can progress to further learning.

Apprenticeships give you the chance to learn and gain nationally recognised qualifications while getting a weekly wage.

AS and A-levels

AS and A-level qualifications focus on traditional study skills.If you want to study a particular subject in detail, they may be for you.

BTECs, City & Guilds and OCR Nationals

These are work-related qualifications, available in a wide range of subjects. They have been designed in collaboration with industry, so they can equip you with the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.


You can take GCSEs in a wide range of academic and applied (work-related) subjects.

 T Levels

T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020 which will follow GCSEs and be equivalent to three A Levels. These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).

They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.

You can find out more about T Levels on the GOV.UK website.


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