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15th August 2019

It’s that time of year when students across the country are eagerly awaiting results day. Once you’ve got those results in your hand you will be able to see your options more clearly and celebrate your hard work of course!

Whether you got the results you were expecting or not, there are lots of options open to you...

Technical Qualifications

You may have heard the words ‘vocational, BTECs, NVQs or Diplomas’, these are all terms used to refer to technical qualifications, where you train full-time to gain the specific industry skills you need to enter the career of your choice.

Technical qualifications are focused on developing practical, hands-on skills and students are measured through ongoing assessments. Over time, you will create a portfolio of evidence that records your achievements.

Courses start at foundation level and progress through levels 1, 2 and 3. The higher the level of qualification you hold, the more technically skilled you will be and more likely to enter the workplace at a higher level.

There are lots of areas to choose from; catering, business, hairdressing, fashion and many more!


If you’re keen to get out of the classroom and straight into work, then you may want to consider an apprenticeship route to employment.

Apprenticeships prepare you for the world of work by combining on-the-job training with some classroom study, leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

You’ll be in real, paid employment, learning your trade by working closely with a qualified and experienced team.

Like technical qualifications, apprenticeships are available across a range of levels and we can match you on the best level for you, depending on your qualifications.


If you’ve just received your A-level results and have got your sights set on earning a degree, we can offer you an ever-increasing range of Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees, as well as a number of Masters programmes. Studying a Foundation Degree will give you the skills and experience to get ahead in your chosen career or go on to study for an Honours Degree at Hull College or another university.

If your results aren’t quite what you expected or you haven’t got into your chosen university don’t worry, you can apply for another course through clearing.

It’s also a chance to get a place on a course after the main application deadline has passed. If you’re successful you will be able to start studying for your dream degree with Hull College in September 2019.

Clearing is now open and you can call our clearing hotline on 01482 598852 for more information.

Are your results not what you expected?

If you didn’t quite achieve a grade 4 (C) or above in Maths and English, you will be required to resit them as part of your course. When you come to enrol with us, we will assess your qualifications and identify the appropriate Functional Skills or GCSE course to help you reach that grade 4 or above.

What to do next?

If you haven’t yet applied for a course, now is the time to do so. Once you have applied you will then be invited into the college to enrol.

If you have already applied, you should have received an enrolment invitation through the post, that details a date and time for you to visit the college and go through the enrolment process.

Remember to bring with you:

  • A copy of your GCSE/A Level results
  • All of your qualifications and certificates
  • Completed enrolment form (if you have already been sent one in the post)

More information on enrolment can be found here.