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School Leavers

Deciding on the next step when you finish your GCSEs can be tough. With so many options, it’s difficult to know what is the right option for you. Take a look below to find out more.

School Leavers

Find & Embrace your future

You have six main options to choose from. All are equally valid and can lead to great careers or a route to studying at degree-level and higher.

What’s more, we’re uniquely placed to be able to assist your education no matter which you pick!

so many courses to choose from!

We have a huge array of courses and subjects available for school leavers, so no matter what you’re looking to get into as a career, we should be able to help!

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Why Lincoln College?

A really Big Welcome

We call the first six weeks of College Life ‘The Big Welcome’. We have lots of activities and lots of staff focused on helping you to settle in, find your way around and get to grips with your course.

A safe place to study

Even though we have large campuses at Lincoln and Newark, we have security staff and wardens to patrol and make sure our students are safe at all times. ID lanyards are worn at all times.

Lots of support

Our Student Services team is there to help you every day. There is financial support available to you and a counselling service to help you if you need someone to talk to. We support your success.

Amazing facilities

From industry standard workshops and great libraries to amazing sports and leisure facilities – you’ll certainly notice a big difference from School and we want you to take full advantage!

How is college different from sixth form?

At College you’ll be treated like a young professional and our facilities are designed to reflect the true working environments.

Although some of our courses mean you have to wear work-wear, a lot of the time you can dress how you like and many of our students feel this helps them express themselves.

You're likely to be on first name terms with your lecturers and as long as you treat them with respect, you'll be learning in an environment where you're treated like an adult.

Although some things are more informal than school, we expect 100% attendance and we expect you to be motivated and professional. If these things start slipping we will start working with you to improve your performance.

Many courses require you to attend college for around three days a week. You'll have lots of work to do outside of this time, but we trust you to manage your own study time. Many of our students choose to work part time too - and we encourage this, as this gets you ready for the world of work - as long as you can manage your studies too!

At our colleges you'll be doing a Study Programme that will include your main qualification, but also tutorials, Maths & English if needed, as well as work experience and industry placements.


Choosing to go to college and then picking the right course for you can be a daunting challenge, but we can help! Check out the FAQs below or get in touch with us directly by contacting us here

Grades depend on the course you are applying for!

You will see we have plenty of options across Level 1, 2 and 3, each course has different entry requirements.

Find the specific course you are interested in, click on the course page and it will break down grade requirements to study that course.

Simple answer - yes!

Whether you are studying A Levels, T Levels or a Technical Training programme, if you obtain the grades and UCAS points you can go to University!

Choosing a course can be tricky!

Find a few courses on our website in the subject areas you are interested in, you will see we have plenty of options across Level 1, 2 and 3.

Take a look at the course information and see if that is something you'd enjoy.

If you are still not sure, register for an Open Day and you can chat with tutors about what course is best for you!

Once you have found the specific course you are wanting to study with us, click on the course page and apply directly on there.

Remember you can attend an Open Day and apply in person too!

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