When you finish your A-Levels, you may choose to pursue an apprenticeship or a university degree.
If you want to get into a certain career while still earning money, an apprenticeship may be a great choice. There are many opportunities for great apprenticeships that are always developing. To obtain some ideas, look for current employment opportunities.
However, if you are thinking about doing an apprenticeship, there are a five factors you should consider:
1. If you’re not sure whether to pursue a degree or an apprenticeship after A Levels, it’s usually a good idea to apply for both. If you get an apprenticeship, you can always turn down a university offer.
2. Higher Apprenticeships, which are higher education level credentials (Level 4+), are now offered in over 40 professional areas. Employers are demanding A Levels and comparable Level 3 qualifications as entry requirements.
3. Higher and degree apprenticeships are likely to be very competitive!
4.If you lack appropriate job-specific experience, you may be required to do an Advanced Apprenticeship, despite the fact that they are the same level credentials (Level 3) as A Levels; nevertheless, you may be able to complete it quicker than a 16-year-old.
5. Higher Apprenticeship qualifications are not available in all sectors, so be sure to check to see whether they are available in the one you want to work in.