There are lots of opportunities available to you when you finish your GCSEs and we know it can be difficult deciding what to do.

At St Helens College, we have options to suit all students depending on how you like to study, the kind of person you are and where you want to go in the future.

A levels

A levels

Similar to the style of teaching and learning at school and good for those who don’t mind sitting exams. Choose three A level subjects that complement each other and keep your career path open. This route could lead to university, employment or further training such as a higher apprenticeship.

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Vocational/BTEC Courses

Vocational/BTEC Courses

Working in a practical, hands on way, you will complete coursework alongside some assessments, specialising in one subject. Great if you know what you want to do in the future. This route could lead to university, employment or further training such as a higher apprenticeship.

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Professional Skills Programmes

Professional Skills Programmes

Choose from three programmes, which combine two traditional A levels, with a practical Vocational/BTEC qualification, employability skills and valuable work experience. This route could lead to university, employment or further training such as a higher apprenticeship.

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships give you the benefits of both study and work. Earn a salary, receive training, gain qualifications and learn job-specific skills. You'll spend one day a week at College and the rest of the time with your employer. This route could lead to university, employment or a higher apprenticeship.

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Why choose St Helens College?

Fantastic Facilities

Our multi-million-pound campuses boast realistic, commercial learning environments.

Work Experience

Experience is key to securing your career. Take advantage of placements with employers.

Employability Skills

Develop skills valued by employers such as communication, self-management and organisation.

Become a Specialist

By focusing on one course, you will develop practical skills related to your career ambition.

Outstanding Success Rates

From 100% pass rates to results that top the national average, we have outstanding success rates.

Exceptional Progression

We have progression routes that lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.