Apprenticeships are qualifications and training that can be completed in the workplace alongside a course at an FE College or University (in the case of degree apprenticeships). There are a few myths about this pathway which need to be dismissed: they are NOT the easy option; they are NOT just for those that are ‘non-academic’; they are NOT just for people that want to stay in the area.
Apprenticeships often have very high grade requirements and you need to be able to produce evidence of your resilience, communication, commitment, understanding of the business and so on. Apprenticeships can also be equivalent to a degree. Many apprenticeships can be found outside of the local area. In fact, some of these courses may need you to move to another part of the country.