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A Level results day
A Level results day

Just got your A Level results? It’s time to think about the next step…


Hopefully you are pleased with your A Level results, but whether you achieved the grades you were hoping for or not, there are always choices out there for you. So, what will your next step be?

Explore your options

If you are haven’t quite decided what you want to do next, it is important to explore all your options, talk to friends/family and to colleges/universities to make sure your next move is going to get you to where you want to be.

What about clearing?

If you have already applied through UCAS and either didn’t achieve the A Level grades you were hoping to, or have had a change of heart and are looking to study a different course, maybe even doing better than you expected, you might be wondering about clearing options.

To enquire about a clearing place:

  • Research the programmes you’re interested in prior to ringing
  • Have your work experience references/any other relevant documents to hand when ringing
  • Make sure to make the call yourself, as opposed to asking a parent to
  • Be prepared to have a telephone/skype interview

Clearing contacts for the BSc (Honours) Veterinary Nursing courses run in conjunction with The College of Animal Welfare can be found below:

  1. Middlesex University: 020 8411 6565
  2. Edinburgh Napier University: 0333 900 3050

For more information visit the UCAS website.

University not for you?

Whilst a degree often opens up additional opportunities and is sometimes essential for certain career paths, for many people going to university full-time is not the be all and end all.

For example, if you are looking at a career working with animals there are many other ways in which you can learn and progress through either further education courses or apprenticeships, such as:

Careers With Animals Day

If you are looking to explore your options why not coming along to Careers With Animals Day at The College of Animal Welfare Leeds centre on Saturday 13 October 2018 from 10am-3pm. Speak to the professionals, get answers to any questions you have on training and  job roles and listen to career talks – and all this is free! Find out more…

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