If you are more hands-on, and learn better by ‘doing’, then an apprenticeship may be what you are looking for. Unlike A levels, an apprenticeship doesn’t include lengthy exams. Instead, your competency is assessed while you work in your new job. You may complete a knowledge certificate as part of your course, but this is assessed through assignments and course work.
An apprenticeship makes you a more employable candidate when compared to those that progress from A-Levels directly to the university. This is because you will have developed real-world skills and experience of the working world, as well as your qualification. Finally, you will be earning a wage from day one of your apprenticeship!