You would be attending college each week. You will gain real world experience and industry-ready work skills through work experience and, for some courses, you will undertake an Industry Placement for two days a week in term time.
Professional and technical full-time courses are practical and hands-on courses that prepare you with the skills and knowledge in your chosen subject area. The qualification and skills you gain can lead to university, an apprenticeship or a job.
Vocational college study is right for you if:
I came to the UK from Nigeria in 2016 and from day
one the teachers have been so supportive and kind
at all times. If I made mistakes, especially with my
writing, they helped me out and had lots of patience.
CRC has given me confidence, I’ve been pushed
beyond my boundaries, I’ve got goals. I believe in
myself and know I can achieve.
I may move on to Level 3 or may go on to the Access
to Nursing course.
Level 2 Health & Social Care & Principal’s Award
winner for overall Student of the Year 2019
Apprenticeships combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with an employer, classroom learning at college and self-study. You get started on your career straight away, earn a wage and gain qualifications and experience that will help you progress up the career ladder, move on to degree level apprenticeships or university.
Apprenticeships are right for you if:
I’ve learnt hands-on, useful work skills in so many areas. It is all hands on deck when there is an event, so I’ve learnt a lot from colleagues.
I feel I’ve experienced more than if I had just learnt in a classroom.
Experiencing the buzz of working in marketing rather than learning from a text book has inspired and motivated me.
Apprenticeships are a win-win because you experience work, earn money and get a qualification at the end of it.
Deanne Stevens, Events and Social
Media Apprentice & Winner
of CRC Digital Apprentice of the Year 2019