An alternative route to higher education is through apprenticeships. These allow your child to be employed and earn a salary whilst gaining a qualification along with the skills and experience for a specific industry.
Higher apprenticeships are qualifications at levels 4 – 7, an equivalent to a Higher education certificate/degree, foundation degree, bachelor’s degree or masters. They can take from one to five years to complete, and involve part-time study at a college, university, or training provider.
Degree apprenticeships are qualifications at Level 6 or Level 7, and equivalent to a full bachelor’s degree or master’s qualification. They can take from three to six years to complete, and involve part-time study at a college, university, or training provider.
You may still have some questions which the ‘Top 10 Questions around Higher and Degree Apprentices’ can help with.
Get some great apprenticeship resources and find out where to look for them in this booklet from AccessHE
> Government Parent Guide to Apprenticeships
> Amazing Apprenticeships Parents Guide
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