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South Leicestershire College Parents/Carers Information


School Leaver options for your child at South Leicestershire College

There are two main pathways for school leavers: full-time study programmes and Apprenticeships. Both options offer practical and technical learning, as well as invaluable work experience, English and Maths and employability skills.


Study Programmes

Classroom-based: Learning may take place in a traditional classroom environment, or within our many real-life working environments, such as our engineering workshops, our salons or in our recording studios

Vocational: Our qualifications relate directly to local and regional jobs 

English & Maths: Employers value English and Maths skills highly and every student will benefit from literacy and numeracy being embedded in the classroom/ vocational environments. Depending on your son or daughter's grades, they may either study a GCSE in English and/or maths or a functional skill in either subject

Work experience: Every student will have the opportunity to experience working in their chosen sector or job area through work experience and work-related projects

Added-value: We will also support your son or daughter to develop their communication and teamwork skills, get involved in sport and enrichment activities, stretch and challenge themselves through competition and by taking part in trips and visits 

Available at all levels: Study programmes are available from entry-level right up to degree level. Where your son or daughter starts will depend on their prior skills and qualifications

What do we offer?
We offer a wide range of full-time Study Programme options for school leavers - each course has a valid progression pathway to further study, university study and sustainable employment.

Apprenticeships

Industry-based: All Apprenticeships are real jobs so all Apprentices earn a salary. Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector.

Earn a wage: Apprentices earn at least the national minimum Apprenticeship wage (£3.50 per hour from April 2017), with many employers paying more

Work-related study: Apprenticeships are tailored to meet the needs of employers and most of the training is delivered in the workplace. They include vocational qualifications (such as NVQs) and technical certificates

English & Maths: Employers value English and Maths skills highly, and every apprentice will benefit from literacy and numeracy being embedded throughout the Apprenticeship. Depending on your son or daughter's grades, they may need to complete a formal qualification in English and/or maths

Added-value: We will also support your son or daughter to develop their communication and teamwork skills, get involved in sport and enrichment activities, stretch and challenge themselves through competition and by taking part in trips and visits 

Available at all levels: Apprenticeships are available from GCSE equivalent, up to degree level. Where your son/daughter starts will depend on prior skills and qualifications

What do we offer?
We offer a wide range of Apprenticeship options for school leavers – each programme has a valid progression pathway to further study, university study and sustainable employment. 

Parents & Carers Guide

This guide aims to help you to understand the options available to your son or daughter after their GCSEs, and is designed to be used alongside our school leaver guide

 

 


Parents & Carers Guide

 

 

 

 

 

Financial support
As a college student your son or daughter may be eligible for financial support to assist with the costs associated with studying. Visit our Finance page to find out about help with course materials and travel costs.

Get in touch!

Call 0116 264 3535

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Mon & Thurs: 8.00am - 8.00pm
Tue, Wed & Fri: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Non-term Times:
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Fri: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Contact us
South Leicestershire College
Blaby Road
South Wigston
Leicestershire
LE18 4PH
(SATNAV: LE18 4PN)

Phone: 0116 264 3535
Fax: 0116 277 5578
info@slcollege.ac.uk

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