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There are two types of college, sixth form and further education (FE). Sixth Form colleges provide courses for students aged 16-19 and FE colleges offer courses for both young people and adults.
- Colleges are usually bigger than schools and you will have the chance to meet new people and make new friends
- In college you will be expected to take more responsibility for managing your own time, but there will still be help and support if you need it
- Student Services in college can give you help if you have problems on your course, with personal issues or money
- You can usually wear casual clothes, but some courses may demand you wear certain clothing e.g. overalls or a college tracksuit
- Colleges offer a wide range of courses including AS and A Level courses, the Welsh Baccalaureate and the chance to re-take GCSEs. The choice of work related courses is usually greater than in school sixth forms
How do I find out more about College?
- Visit the college on an open evening or open day
- Read college prospectuses and look at their websites
- Talk to your Careers Adviser
- Talk to people you know who are already at college
You can also find a range of useful information on the Careers Wales website: https://www2.careerswales.com/lcdadmin/ELWA/default.asp?page=LCD_ADM_ELWA_PROVIDER_NEW