Choose from over 50,000 courses and 25 different disciplines

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There’s plenty of reasons to consider going to university. A degree can improve your career prospects and employability. The time spent at university gives you chance to really explore your chosen subject and decide what you want to pursue as a career. Plus, you’ll meet new people, get a lot more confident and independent, and get to study what you love.

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Get in shape for university, or gain employability skills, by studying for more qualifications after your secondary education comes to an end.

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On some industry pages we have featured people from both the consultants and leadership team so one list would probably be best.Why not combine study and employment and do an apprenticeship? You’ll earn a competitive salary whilst getting great experience and skills, and you can gain qualifications from GCSE equivalents up to degree level.

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Wide variety of choice

With such a wide variety of choice, you can choose to study something you already know you love, or something you’ve always wondered about. Whatever you choose you can be sure that going to university will bring you new friends, new skills and new experiences.


Be more attractive to employers

Getting a degree doesn’t just increase your knowledge, it increases your chances of getting a great job. A degree will help open more doors for you, plus you’ll earn than non-graduates.



These combine academic subjects with a wide range of activities and studies to help you develop your skills. The International Baccalaureate is available across the world, whilst those studying in Wales and Scotland have their own dedicated versions.


Gain more confidence

University life will help you gain more confidence, and in no time you’ll be able to stand on your own two feet, developing your personality and values and improving your communication, problem-solving, time management, and team working.


Cambridge Pre-Us

These are a range of 26 subjects with a two-year study period and a final exam. Pre-Us can be combined with A-levels and other qualifications.


National 5s

These are required by most universities, whilst recognising that the more flexible Scottish system can allow these to be bypassed. They do realise the flexibility of the Scottish examination system allows you to bypass these qualifications.



In Scotland, you can choose a Foundation Apprenticeship that starts while you are in school years S5 and S6, or choose a Modern Apprenticeship if you are over 16, which is employment with an element of study towards a college qualification. There’s also a Graduate Apprenticeship that helps you work towards an Honours or Masters degree as part of your day job.