Date Posted: Jul 15, 2019
Now you have left school do you think you could do with some additional help when it comes making the move from Year 11 to college, apprenticeships or employment?
DurhamWorks is a dedicated service to support young people aged 16-24 living in County Durham who are not in education, employment or training.
We are a partnership project between Durham County Council and nine organisations working together to offer information, advice and guidance to provide opportunities such as training, work experience and vacancy matching. We also offer tailored support to what a young person may need.
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Are designed to be offered in sixth forms and sixth form centres alongside A-levels to provide a vocational option that can lead towards higher education.
There are changes to A-levels taking place between 2016 and 2018 which are part of a reform of all qualifications. Applied A-levels will cease to be taught and applied generals will replace them.
Applied generals are available in 66 broad subjects including media and communication, performing arts, health and social care, construction, child development and wellbeing, etc. They are recognised by at least three higher education institutions as fulfilling the entry requirements to a range of higher education courses, either in their own right or alongside other Level 3 qualifications.
Applied generals are graded distinction*, distinction, merit, and pass for most qualifications. They are available in different sizes which are dependent on the guided learning hours (GLH). They have a general equivalence to A-levels in that a single A-level is taught across 360 guided learning hours and each type of applied general has a GLH in hours. For example:
Applied general qualifications do not count towards the new TechBacc (Technical Baccalaureate) measure as they do not equip a student with specialist knowledge and skills for a specific job role.
Find out more on the gov.uk website.
To find out about other qualifications return to the Qualifications page.