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In partnership with the Southern Universities Network (SUN), The Isle Of Wight College is hosting ‘Never Too Late’, a local Higher Education (HE) information day on Friday 16 August for students still looking for a HE destination after results day.
Running from 10am-2pm, The Isle of Wight College will be joined by their CECAMM campus, and other local providers UKSA and Solent University, for visitors to drop in and see the HE programmes still available locally including HNCs, HNDs, and foundation and undergraduate degrees.
Aimed at students from across the Isle of Wight, this event is for anyone who has finished college or sixth form this summer, and either going through the clearing process after receiving results different from their predicted grades, or those who have changed their minds about where or what they want to study. It’s also open for those who yet to make an application for continuing their studies after college or sixth form and looking to secure a place in September. Friends and family are also welcome to come along and support in the decision making process.
The clearing process can be overwhelming, but it is not as complicated as you may think and information, advice and guidance will be available on the day from Catherine Jackson, the college’s own highly qualified careers advisor. Should you wish to pursue a different option, the Isle of Wight College Apprenticeships team will also be on hand to provide information about local apprenticeship opportunities.
About the providers
The Isle of Wight College
If you would like to study a higher education course on the Isle of Wight, discover the range available at The Isle Of Wight College and CECAMM. HE delivered in colleges tends to be a more practical, skills-based route – and a much lower cost than traditional university. Students are often able to continue to a full degree for their final year through a ‘top-up’ course.
Higher National Diplomas and Foundation Degrees are offered across a variety of subjects including:
- Computing and Software Development
- Early Years
- Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical)
- Learning Support
If you like the idea of a career at sea, UKSA will be showcasing their available Post 18 courses – including their Super Yacht Cadetship, where you can study for a Foundation Degree alongside the course.
They will also be giving out information on their other courses including:
- Superyacht Hospitality training
- Superyacht Crew Training
- Professional Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal
- Watersports instructor training
- UKSA Watersports Academy
Easily accessible in Southampton, Solent University will be providing information on their range of Foundation and Undergraduate Degrees. They have spaces still available, in a variety of subject areas, for a September start. Further information on the courses they offer can be found at www.solent.ac.uk
So, if you are unsure of your next steps after receiving your results, but would like to go on to higher education, come along and see the local opportunities available for you.
See you there
On arrival you will need to report to the main reception where you will be directed to the College’s Conference Suite, situated in L Block. There is plenty of free parking available on site, or if you’re travelling by bus the number one stops just a few minutes’ walk from the campus.