Firstly, stop panicking! Not having GCSE’s or A Levels is not the end of the world – did you know Eminem didn’t achieve any qualifications and now he’s worth an estimated £144 million?!
There are so many different avenues that you can take in order to reach your goals instead of the conventional ‘GCSE’s – A Levels – University – Job’ direction that still make you just as employable.
It doesn’t matter if you’re not the academic type – there are loads of programmes that allow you to gain more practical, hands-on experience.
At Runway Training, we can support you through your next steps whichever route you want to take now that you’ve finished school. Here are some options for you to consider:
We offer a range of programmes and workshops which can help increase your employability. You will gain a nationally accredited qualification in the particular field you choose as well as advice and support on CV writing, interview preparation and job applications. Here are the different courses we run:
An opportunity to gain confidence and be inspired by young entrepreneurs, as well as utilising your creativity to create a business plan and take part in a Dragon’s Den style activity!
Hands on experience in construction to help you further develop your practical skills and gain a nationally recognised construction qualification
An introduction to an exciting, fast-paced industry in order to prepare you for employment in hospitality and catering
Enables those wanting to help others to develop their knowledge and focus on a specific area of health and social care, for example, Mental Health or Adult Social Care, etc.
Preparation for a career in customer service – perfect for social people!
These programmes will allow you to develop your skills further and learn more about the industry you want to go into, as well as prepare you for real-life employment.
Apprenticeships are a great way to get your foot in the door of the working world: you learn your craft on the job whilst being immersed in a real working environment – and you get paid for it! You will be respected as a true member of staff and gain invaluable work experience to kick-start your career.
You can learn more about what you can gain from an apprenticeship by hearing about Ashleigh’s experience working as a Business Apprentice at Hospice in the Weald:
Didn’t achieve C grade or higher in Maths and/or English? No worries! We run online Level 1 and 2 Maths and English courses that you can complete in your own time from the comfort of your own home. You can read more about these here: https://runwaytraining.co.uk/category/functional-skills-for-individuals/
Whatever path you take, we will offer you sound career advice and guide you every step of the way.
You don’t need to punish yourself for not achieving your predicted grades, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be successful! Look at Jeremy Clarkson, for example:
Please do not hesitate to call us on 01732 402 402 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you!