An Introduction to Further Education at level 3
This section provides an introduction to further education. Specifically, it provides an overview of level 3 education.
Further education is defined as post-16 education that might take place at sixth form or college. It is often achieved in Years 12 & 13 (or Levels 1 – 3) and at this point you can begin specialising in subjects you enjoy!
Examples of education that occur at level 3 include: AS Levels, A Levels, International Baccalaureate, BTEC National Level 3, advanced apprenticeships and T Levels.
An advanced apprenticeship is equivalent to level three and the next step in order to progress further after your GCSEs.
A range of A Levels, BTEC courses and apprenticeships are offered depending on the institution you go too. Some examples are given below:
- Performing Arts and Theatre – Carlisle College
- Catering, Motorsport- Kendal College
- Cyberspace communication and artificial intelligence – Apprenticeship with the Royal Airforce
At your local Sixth Form or college, you might find subjects that you’re not able to do at GCSE such as Psychology, Sociology or Economics.