6. Different from school
Whilst you’ll attend lessons and have a timetable like at school, you’ll find college is more relaxed and you’ll be quite independent. Courses may be only 3 days a week, you might not have to stay in college during free periods and you won’t have to wear a uniform (unless your course requires it). What’s more, you might be studying with people who are a different age to you, and may be allowed to call your tutors by first name. No more ‘Sir’ or ‘Miss’!
7. Lots of activities
FE colleges have an abundance of extra-curricular activities: College sports teams and academies; clubs such as film or knitting; volunteering with Duke of Edinburgh and National Citizen Service; standing for election in the Student Union, and so much more. So find out what’s on offer and get involved!