As much as we’d love for you to find your place at #TeamKC, sometimes that might not be the case. We’re not here to convince you to come and join us, we’re here to help you make a pretty difficult, big decision and be confident in the choice you’ve made!
Whether you choose to go to College or a Sixth Form depends on a couple of things:
- What your learning style is.
- What sort of career you want to get into.
Up until now, the way in which you learn has always been up to your school, they’ve been setting you up with all sorts of skills and techniques to help you in the real-world, but now is the time to take a moment to think how that works for you. So, here is College vs Sixth Form.
Choosing to go to a College changes things; it’s your first step to being independent, you’ll meet new people, join a new community, get a change in scenery and get ahead with learning valuable skills and confidence for when you take your next step!
Deciding to go to an FE College basically means that you take more responsibility for yourself and your learning, which sets a great foundation for your future! At KC, we can take you right from Level 1 all the way through to university level qualifications!
College is also a lot less formal than a sixth form: you’re likely to be on first name terms with most of the staff, whatever their age, and it’s unlikely there will be any dress code – definitely not a school uniform – depending on what subject you take at #TeamKC will depend if you have a uniform, so for example, our Dance students all have IGNITE DANCE hoodies, our Hair & Beauty Students all have their salon uniform.
Vocational courses combine practical learning alongside theory; so they’re perfect if you have a more hands-on approach to learning.
“A vocational course is a training programme which focuses more on practical work, rather than traditional academic exams. The ‘Vocational’ part of the name refers to the fact that this course prepares you for a vocation – a particular skillset required in different types of jobs.“
If you feel your skills are more suited to do practical assessments and coursework assignments rather than exams, a vocational programme may be the best route for you.
You can check out our guide to all the different levels HERE
And, despite what you may have heard, vocational courses are a sure fire way to get into University! Think about it, instead of spending two years on three separate subjects, you spend two to three years concentrating on one specialism, which gives your skills a huge edge compared to someone who has done A-Levels. (KC run HND and Degree level courses, so if that’s the route you’d decide to take, we’ve got you!)
If you’re not quite sure what course you’d like to do with us, you can also check out KC Online and try your hand at our huge range of subjects to see which one fits you best; there’s all sorts of resources, tasks and research you can have a look at, so click the link and have a go!
Also, make sure you check out the KC Career Coach, which can help you discover courses and in-demand careers and education based on your interests! You can also find out how in demand the certain jobs are, what salaries you can expect to be paid and the career progression once you start!
At the end of the day though, you need to do you. Not what your friends want, sometimes not even what your parents or school want. You need to make the choice for you. Which can be a little scary. But it’s totally worth it! And here at KC, we’ll support you every step of the way!
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