Ways of studying

In this section you will be able to see what options you have for further education.

Full time study

Includes every course that you do for more than 16 hours a week

The main options when you finish school are:

  • stay on at school – this can be your original school or 6th form
  • go to college

You may have a very specific course or subject combination in mind and this may dictate where you study. Do your research. Talk to your Personal Adviser, visit or contact Connexions Bradford on 01274 377800 or email connexionsbradford@prospects.co.uk to find out about local further education provision, read the college prospectuses (course information booklets) and visit the colleges – most have open evenings, or will allow visit for individuals to look around.

Sixth forms and sixth form colleges

Courses on offer include: A Levels, AS Levels, GCSEs, GNVQs and Diplomas

Further education colleges

Sometimes called tertiary or technical colleges.

They offer A levels, AS Levels, GCSEs, GNVQs, Diplomas and numerous full time and part time vocational courses including BTEC.

Higher education

This is generally entered at 19 or older. The vast majority of people who go on to higher education at a university or college of higher education have done some further education.

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