GCSE results day is a time of mixed emotions for students, parents and carers. For those who get the grades they expected it will be a time for celebration, but for some there will be a different story.

Some students won’t get their expected grades and others, after time to reflect over the summer holidays, will decide to change direction or still be undecided on their next steps.

Students and parents need not panic, as Wirral Met offers a range of qualifications from entry level to higher education. Wirral Met’s Student Advisers are on hand to provide impartial advice and guidance to ensure students get on to the right study programme that suits their needs, or to help them apply for apprenticeship vacancies. Our advice to worried parents is to stay calm and contact Wirral Met on 0151 551 7777; we’re here to help and have courses to suit students at all levels. 

Whilst school leavers progress to college and apprenticeships, it’s important for parents and other adults to realise their own dreams. These unsung heroes should consider their own needs and now is the time to sign up to a course to help you achieve your goal of getting promotion, returning to work or changing career.

Returning to education is affordable and your studies can be fitted in around work and family commitments. There is a wealth of financial support available to help you take the next step and enrol on a course. Wirral Met can now offer the majority of level two courses free of charge to those who earn less than £17,550 or £9 per hour. Advanced Learner Loans, 19+ Learner Support Funds and Higher Education loans for university level courses are also available.

Many adults are realising the benefits of staying closer to home and continuing their education at their local college. Don’t delay as courses fill up fast! There’s sure to be something which interests you, with courses including Accounting, Cookery, Fitness Instructing and Welding.

If you need to speak to someone for impartial advice and guidance, talk to one of our Student Advisers as soon as possible. You can call them on 0151 551 7777, or visit our Conway Park Campus between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday – don’t forget, Wirral Met is open throughout the school holidays.

Drop in to Wirral Met College on GCSE results day (Thursday 22 August) for impartial advice and guidance about your next steps and to chat through your options.


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