Now Welcoming 2021

School Leaver Applications

Despite the arrival of vaccines against Covid, the problems caused by the virus have continued into 2021.

If you were due to complete your GCSE’s or A Levels this summer, were going to pursue your options or simply are wondering where to start, then here’s everything you need to keep up to speed, and keep moving forward with your career. 

As we all know by now, the situation is constantly changing so please check back here to stay up-to-date.

Central are watching the GCSE examination situation closely and whatever is decided by Government will not affect Central welcoming applications from Year 11 leavers.

What can I expect to happen with my GCSE and A level exams in 2021?

Exams will not take place in 2021.

Government decided that schools and colleges must close to most, to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

In place of exams in summer 2021 it is proposed that a student’s grade in a subject will be based on their teacher’s assessment of the standard at which they are performing.

For more details please read the Guidance to Support the Summer 2021 Exams here

What can I do until September?

We know it’s frustrating, the unknown, but our priority is your wellbeing, so we’ve created a few options to help you stay inspired, keep momentum, and to explore what studying with us might be like, from our past learners:

Enrol on a course

Start whatever vocational course you want to study from 1st August.

These courses are a path into either a college or apprenticeship programme, and are set up for online learning until you can attend college.

Look after your mental health

In uncertain times, be sure to prioritise your mental health.


Read some top tips from apprentices, and tutors.

Learn what studying with CTG is like

From real apprentices, who are progressing through the ranks right now. 

Interested in an Apprenticeship?

We are taking applications and offering places for courses starting in September.

If you hadn’t previously considered an apprenticeship and are thinking about it after a pathway programme - or if you’ve already found a workplace, then why not read up on our traineeship and apprenticeship courses. 

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See what our apprentices have been up to:

Hairdressing Apprentices have been creating their own masterpieces at home - on their model heads or on friends and family. 


Take a look at the end results by following the hashtag #centrallockdownlook

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