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College Vs Apprenticeships

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lawrence clark

on 28 October 2013

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Transcript of College Vs Apprenticeships

Both choices have equal credibility,
but which one is right for you?

Pros of Apprenticeships
College & University
The Reality
Pros of College
Pros of University
The Reality
There are over 230 different types of apprenticeships
You can earn a salary between £5000 - £16000 a year!
No student debt
Nationally Recognised Qualifications
Sets you up for a career
Gain financial Independence
Types of Apprenticeships
The amount of apprenticeships available is so vast, the list is too long for this PowerPoint!
The main point that you need to understand about an apprenticeship is that you have a job.
Independence in terms of living away from home
Qualifications in a direct subject
Distant learning (lectures)
Wear your own clothes
Student life in general
Don't have to get out of bed early
Make lots of new friends
No commute
Living with mates
College is a great path to take if you are looking to:
Gain more qualifications
Haven't decided what career you would like
Want to go to university
Level 2 = 5 good GCSE Qualifications
Level 3 = Equivalent of 2 A-levels
Level 4-5 = Foundation Degree
All 3 levels have a similar format
Knowledge Based Component/Technical Certificate

Work Based Component

Key Skills/Functional Skills Qualifications

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Employees Rights and Responsibilities
100% Percent Attendance
Wear the right clothes
Behave professionally
Complete the work you are set
You need to prove you are worth employing
Qualifications in direct subjects
Chilled social life
Relaxed time table
Wear your own clothes
Can keep and make new friends
School like learning
Can still do an apprenticeship after
More spare time
Less of a commute
You cannot do an Apprenticeship if you have a degree.
University is great, if you want to:
Have a career where university is necessary
Like distant learning
Want to have the student life
You can do a degree through
the apprenticeship route.
The Facts on Apprenticeships
Nearly every employer that takes on an apprentice (96%) reports benefits to their business.
72% of businesses report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice.
Those with an Apprenticeship earn, on average, £100,000 more than those without.
81% of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices.
One in five employers are hiring more apprentices to help them through the tough economic climate.
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