UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression. Our services support young people making choices after their GCSEs, as well as those applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
FAQs aimed at students, and their parents, who are considering higher education.
A network of five Gloucestershire based universities and colleges with twelve campuses offering over 250 higher education level courses.
Inspiring and engaging young people in Gloucestershire to make informed choices about their future.
The complete university guide
Independent UK University League Tables & Rankings give you a good guide to which university is best for you, overall and by subject. We work closely with all main UK Universities, HESA and UCAS.
notgoingtouni.co.uk is now the UK’s leading website dedicated to helping school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs.
Levels of Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.
EQUIVALENT EDUCATIONAL LEVEL
|Higher||4,5,6 and 7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor’s or Master’s degree|
Degree Apprenticeships are a relatively new and growing development for vocational higher education in England which combine full-time paid work with free part-time university study.
Apprentices are employed on a full-time basis for between one and six years, working at least 30 hours every week and enjoying blocks of practical on-the-job training.
Getingofar.gov.uk provides a listing that showcases current and forthcoming higher and degree apprenticeships from some of the UK’s biggest and best employers from The RAF to the BBC, Nestle to Rolls Royce, Santander to Siemens, and Royal Mail to Transport for London.
Interactions with employers and employees
Businesses and employers have a pivotal role in giving young people the opportunity to explore their options and succeed in the world of work.
Research confirms how much experiences with employers help to prepare young people for their futures.
A range of local and national employers take part in our Careers events. Professionals, Academics and Apprentices ranging from Engineers, public services, financial services industry, recruitment specialists and charities visit the academy and engage with students to emphasise the transferrable skills, importance of commitment, punctuality and resilience.
National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and employment opportunities across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people when leaving education. At a time of high youth unemployment there has never been a bigger need for careers guidance to be promoted and celebrated in education. National Careers Week is our platform to advise and inspire our next generation as they enter the world of work.
Career Fairs – Each year we run career fairs that provide career information, advice and guidance from a range of businesses and universities; these are attended by all academy students.
The Careers & Enterprise Company
In 2014, the Government established The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) to be the strategic coordinating function for employers, schools, colleges, funders and providers and to provide high impact careers and enterprise support to young people (aged 12-18).
WorldSkills UK, NEC Students can explore routes and pathways to a range of options at key transition stages and be aware of labour market.
Labour Market Information about all Careers
The Careerometer widget below provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects. The widget can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers. The data is organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.
Please use this on the following webpage: http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/widget