We are proud of the progress and achievements our students make in their time they spend learning with us. We take great pride in the fact that the vast majority of our learners successfully progress further with their education, training or employment.
More 16 to 19 year olds who study with Activate Learning have higher achievements than those studying with similar providers, with an increasing number of our students gaining places at prestigious universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and University College London.
We are keen to encourage our students to progress internally at our colleges and better develop their knowledge, skills and make them more employable. A high number of our learners on entry level, level 1 and level 2 programmes, progress internally to higher-level programmes, and the large majority of our apprentices who complete and achieve their qualification move into full-time employment or onto a higher-level apprenticeship.
In 2016/17, a higher proportion of our learners achieved grades A* to C in GCSE English than comparable grades in the previous year and almost all of our Access to HE students successfully progressed onto university study in subjects such as adult nursing, furniture design, air transport with commercial pilot training, biochemistry and animation.
For performance table information, visit the GOV.UK website here
We appreciate that not many young people have their whole career planned out ahead of them. Our career pathway pages are the best place to go if you or your child want to see the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industries.
Our aim is to offer every students a direct line of sight to employment, equiping them with the skills, attributes and knowledge employers want, giving them a greater chance to succeed in their chosen carers.
Apprenticeships are between one and four year training programmes, which anyone living in England over the age of 16 who isn’t in full-time education can apply for. They usually spend four days a week in employment and one day a week at college working-towards full qualifications.
There are many benefits to being an apprentice including:
- Earning a salary (currently at least £3.70 an hour)
- No student loans or debt
- Paid holidays
- Learning job and industry-specific skills
Each of our courses has different entry requirements that can be viewed on their respective course pages.
There are also full pathways mapped out on our career pathways pages, which go into more detail based on levels in each career.
With all the different options available to our students it can be difficult to know what each qualification means and how it can help. We offer further and higher education programmes at a range of levels, helping progress towards chosen career goals. These include GCSEs, A-levels and BTECs. We go into more detail on our qualifications explained page, which breaks down each type of qualification and who they are for.