This summer, thousands of A level students will be awaiting results of their exams which will hopefully allow them to further their education by winning places at universities across the UK. Some may not be fortunate to get into their chosen place of study and others will not be able to enter universities at all. This is by no means the end of many young people’s careers. In fact, it’s a time to rediscover what you want to achieve and there are many other ways to obtain those dreams.

It may be that an apprenticeship in a chosen vocation is the solution or an NVQ qualification, which will open doors within employment – the ultimate goal.

So if you find that your grades are not ideal to get you into university, consider other alternatives and contact further education colleges around the UK about other, more defined, courses.