Study for A Levels

Sixth forms in secondary schools offer a range of Advanced (AS/A2) GCE courses that lead students to Higher Education at universities or colleges in the United Kingdom or to Further and Higher Education courses at the Isle of Man College and the International Business School. To qualify for A Levels studies you must attain a certain standard of results in your GCSE examinations.

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Isle of Man College

The Isle of Man College is the main provider of knowledge and skills development in the Isle of Man for residents who are beyond school-age.

Vocational Training

Vocational programmes centred around practical skills available through the College include: Agriculture, Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Catering, Gas Fitting, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Health and Social Care, Hospitality Studies, Engineering Crafts, Motor Vehicle Engineering, Nursery Nursing, Office Technology, Painting and Decorating, Plumbing and Supervisory skills

Further Education

The College offers a range of general education and vocationally-specific academic programmes all with a thrust towards developing those skills needed to succeed in employment or to progress on to Higher Education programmes. Vocational further education programmes are available in Accounting, Art and Design, Banking, Building Studies, Business Studies, Ceramics, Civil Engineering, Company and Trust Studies, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Financial Studies, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Health and Social Care, Hospitality Studies, Insurance, Information Technology, Management Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Early-Years Education and Care, Office Technology, Photography, Supervisory Studies, Teaching and Training, Telecommunications and Textiles.

Community Education

In addition to offering education and training to those who are starting out on a career or who require skills updating or retraining during their working life, the College tries to reach those in the community who did not achieve at school or who have been disabled physically, mentally or socially and need to learn or to re-learn skills to be able to be economically active.

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Junior / Trainee Role

Employee training at the place of work whilst you are doing the actual job. Usually a professional trainer (or sometimes an experienced employee) serves as the course instructor, and employs the principles of learning (participation, repetition, relevance, transference, and feedback) often supported by formal classroom training.

Trainee roles offer the opportunity to enable you to gain professional qualifications and experience without having to take the route of University.