If you received grades this year and they aren’t what you had hoped for, don’t worry – there are plenty of options available to you.

The first thing you should do is speak to your teacher or adviser, who will be able to help you explore these options and understand your next steps.

Other options include: 

Speak to the university or college

They may be flexible, especially if you only narrowly missed your offer.

Explore apprenticeships

You can earn a salary while you study and have your course fees paid by your employer and the Government.

Visit our apprenticeship hub to find out more and look for vacancies.

Apprenticeship hub

Alternative options

There's many different options available to you, such as taking a gap year or going straight into the world of work.

See below to discover lots of information about the different paths you could take.