GCSE results: the next steps

Date: 
Wed, 24/08/2016

Now you have your GCSE results, you may be asking what your next steps might be. For many, continuing your education and studying for A levels will be the obvious choice at either a sixth form or college.

Read more about applying for a sixth form or college

For those who may be considering alternatives to sixth form or college, the council runs an apprenticeship scheme for students post GCSE.

If you are 16 to 24 years old and would like to gain work experience and on the job training, boost your skills, study towards nationally-recognised qualifications and get paid at the same time, an apprenticeship within Westminster City Council could be the right choice for you.

Find out more about our apprenticeship scheme

Trainee Schemes

Traineeships are courses with work experience, work preparation, maths and English. They help to get you ready for work or an apprenticeship and can last up to 6 months. The work placements are unpaid, but employers sometimes help with expenses and travel.

You can apply if you:

  • are able to work in England
  • are aged 16 to 24
  • are unemployed
  • have little or no work experience
  • do not have a Level 3 qualification (such as A levels)

To find out more about the options available to you, visit Young Westminster.


Last updated: 2 February 2017
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