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Courses and Training

Your guide to choosing subjects, courses, training and apprenticeships.

Help with choosing subjects and courses

Find out about qualifications

Understand qualification levels and why they matter. Learn about qualifications, including NVQs, GCSEs, BTECs, A levels, degrees and HNDs.

Funding your studies

Explore the funding available in Wales for courses and training.

How to choose the right subject or course

Get help with choosing subjects and courses. Find out the entry requirements, jobs of the future, career ideas, and your learning style.

Year 8 and 9 subject options

Get help choosing subjects for years 10 and 11. Access hints and tips and information to help you make career choices.

Choosing subjects and courses at 16

Your guide to choosing courses after year 11 including A levels, BTECs or other courses.

Choosing a course at 18

Get help to decide which course is right for you. Consider the pros and cons, funding, entry requirements and more...

Learn Welsh

Find out the benefits of learning Welsh and where to learn Welsh in your area.


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The different ways you can learn

College and 6th form

Learn what to expect at college or sixth form, what financial help you could get and more.

Traineeships

Gain new skills and confidence with a traineeship. Find useful information about traineeships and how to find a training placement.

Going to university

How to apply, including UCAS deadlines, attending open days, student finance and clearing.

Adult and community education

Find out more about what’s involved in adult and community education and where to find courses.

Distance and online learning

Find out about studying at home and in your own time. Get information on pros and cons and where to find courses.

Gap year

Find out if a gap year is for you and see our list of things to consider. See examples of how gap years are spent.


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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain qualifications while you work and earn a wage. Find out more about apprenticeships, search vacancies and more.