Young people across the nation appear to be choosing employment over education.

Recent UCAS data shows a significant fall in the number of young people applying for higher education in 2023. Despite this, Yeovil College has seen an increase in the number of students under the age of 19 applying for university. This includes applications to Yeovil College University Centre, which was the second most popular higher education destination for students who completed further education at Yeovil College in 2021-2022.

Katherine Bolton, Head of Marketing & Communications at Yeovil College, said:

“Higher Education can open so many doors for our learners in their careers, making them a huge asset to the businesses they work for in the future. The impact of higher skills within the next generation will be felt for years to come.

“It is a genuine privilege to be able to deliver university-level qualifications at Yeovil College University Centre to such a range of learners, and we recognise the diversity and benefits of our learners attending universities and other higher education providers across the country.

“We are proud to be training the highly skilled workforce of the future.”

The importance of education and developing skills is a key part of the Careers Strategy at Yeovil College, who are committed to recognising and celebrating the variety of routes into different careers and ensuring that learners are equipped with the knowledge, skills and support they require to take their next steps with confidence.

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