About UsNot Going To Uni was founded in 2008 and has captured the imagination of not only students, but parents, teachers and career advisors.We are now the UK's leading websitededicated to helping school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of the traditional university route. These can include apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships, gap years, traineeships and jobs.
About LeithsOver the years, Leiths has trained over 4,000 creative, individual, passionate food professionals. We’ve seen them progress from their first, nail-biting day on the Diploma to confidently presenting television shows and managing restaurant chains.1. You love food! Consider yourself a foodie, but didn’t see your passion fitting into your idea of a career? Studying at Leiths will not only elevate your cooking skills to an expert standard, but your love of food will intensify.
What are transferable skills?Transferable skills are those skills that an individual can apply to adapt to a new job role or setting. When applying for apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships, transferable skills really aid an employer’s decision, especially for school leavers, as candidates may not have that breadth of work experience expected in later careers.What benefits can transferable skills bring?Transferable skills can bring several benefits to employers, including:
At age 16, I was happy with my GCSE results and pleased that I had got into Sixth Form, but I was still unsure about the prospect of university. Throughout school, I knew that having a degree would increase employability so I chose to study Business, Spanish, Maths and Psychology at A-Level as I thought this broad range of subjects would increase my options. However, after a year whilst studying A-Levels, I decided it wasn’t the right path for me as I did not enjoy the teaching style or the exams and the idea of going to university became more blurred.Leaving School