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Dropped out of university, twice - what next?

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    I've decided to just give up on my dream of getting a degree and explore other opportunities (a job, apprenticeship, etc - things I've never considered).

    At 20, am I too old to be thinking about an apprenticeship?

    I have A Levels (BCC), but I definitely don't want to go back to university. What are my options?
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    Apprenticeships are open to everybody, although some places prefer taking on 16 - 18 year olds as they get more government funding for them.
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    You're not too old however I worked somewhere that offered an apprenticeship while you worked and I was not eligible for it because my A Levels were the same level so I would have had to pay myself- often that's a problem with college qualifications. There are plenty of jobs out there that can offer you specific training- if you work in an opticians for example you can train as a dispenser or contact lens optician without attending Uni- I also know people who have taken up similar training in banking.
    My friend joined the police force as community support after A Level and is now training as a police officer....there's plenty out there!

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