16-18 Year Olds: Choosing Your Career Path
Where you choose to study and what you choose to study when you leave school can be a daunting decision to have to make. These decisions you make when you leave school will set you up for your future career.
At West London Institute of Technology, your future is our priority. We welcome all students who are eager to build a successful career in construction, digital or engineering. We work with employers to design the courses making sure that you gain the skills needed by employers in specific industries.
We offer courses at Level 4 (HNC) and Level 5 (HND) in construction, digital and engineering. Once you have completed your Level 5, you can go onto University to do a top up (Level 6) degree in your chosen subject. This is an affordable way to gain quality higher technical education. Or you can go straight into employment.
Why study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects, such as construction, engineering and digital?
The Government set up Institutes of Technology (IoTs) to tackle the skill gaps in STEM sectors. STEM jobs are expected to grow by 3.1% from 2017-2026, with West London being a hotspot for hiring STEM occupations, highlighted by Emsi Report: Focus on the Demand for STEM Skills and Jobs in Britain.
Since 2011, there has been significant increase in people choosing to study STEM subjects, such as Computing Science and Engineering.This is great news, as STEM subjects have a positive impact on the economy and society.
Courses To Suit You
Level 3 STEM Courses
T Levels are a brand new qualification designed for 16-19 year olds, with a mixture of classroom learning and work placement. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. T Levels are a 2-year qualification, after which you can step straight into a West London IoT HNC/HND course, an apprenticehship or a degree.
These courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ training during an industry placement of at least 45 days (315 hours). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open doors into a skilled job, higher apprenticeship or university.
Progress onto Full-Time HNC and HND Courses
Have a look at the construction, digital and engineering apprenticeships on offer from Level 2 through to Level 4.
Why Should You Study at West London IoT?
Exclusive new building (based at Uxbridge College) specifically for IoT students, including own lounge area and study pods. Take a look at the Virtual Tour.
Brand new cutting-edge equipment used in industry.
Taught by staff who have industry experience, skills and knowledge.
You have access to student socials and sports teams at Uxbridge College.
You will be involved with employers, working to real-life project briefs.
The courses on offer are an affordable and cost effective way to achieving your higher technical qualifications.
You will be more employable, have improved career prospects and higher earning potential.
The classes will be smaller, so you will get more support from staff in ensuring you perform and achieve to your best ability.
The courses are designed in partnership with Brunel University and employers, therefore you can be certain that you will gain the skills needed in industry.