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A-Level results words of wisdom

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As the letters were opened this morning there will have been tears of joy but also tears of frustration for those who did not get the result they wanted.

After seven years of hard work and late night study sessions A-Level results day is finally here.

Belfast Met’s Principal and CEO, Marie-Thérèse McGivern has some advice for those who received results today and maybe did not get what they wanted.

She said: "A Levels Results Day is without a doubt one of the most exciting yet anxious days in a young person’s life – it can determine what the rest of your future looks like.

"But if things haven’t gone as planned and you haven’t got the results you hoped for to get into your chosen course or job it’s important to remember that it’s not the end of the world and there are so many options out there for you and alternative paths to get you onto the study and career path that’s right for you.

"Whether you’d like to re-sit A Level exams, enrol on a degree course, or get on an Apprenticeship and Training Programme – Belfast Met should be your first port of call.

"Over the past few years the college has invested upwards of £60 million on improving our four campuses across Belfast to give students the best learning experience possible while attending the college.

"Not only that but students at Belfast Met will also benefit from smaller classes, student support, cheaper fees for higher education, a vibrant student’s union and the widest range of courses available for school leavers in Northern Ireland.

"Over 90% of our students would recommend Belfast Met to a member of their family, friend or Peer which is a result of us providing real, affordable courses that lead people into work and are a direct response to industry requirements."

The college offers a range of full time and part time course types – most of which students can apply or enrol directly onto - including A Levels, Access, HNDs, Foundation Degrees and BTEC in subjects to suit everyone’s needs including those most in demand such as IT, marketing science and engineering as well as hospitality, HR and health sciences.

Belfast Met also runs an Apprenticeship and Training Programme in traditional areas such as joinery, plumbing, hospitality and hairdressing and has more recently began to offer accounting and digital marketing as an apprenticeship option. This allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience in their chosen field to prepare them for the world of work.

To find out more and speak to college staff about options, come along to Belfast Met’s Higher Education Clearing Day which will take place on August 24 and its Further Education Clearing Day will take place on August 31 – both at the Titanic Quarter Campus from 9am to 2pm. The Part Time Open Day will also take place there on September 1 from noon to 7pm.

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