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    Need some advice and guidance.
    I am currenlty doing criminology at uni and i am in two minds about it. Not sure if uni is for me. So thinking of taking a gap year.

    I want to do youth work, i have tried to look for apprenticeships in my area and they seem to be limited.

    Not sure what to do?

    What do you want to do an apprenticeship in?

    Some of the higher apprenticeships (A -Level+) pay well enough for you to relocate.

    Be aware that completing the first year of uni does actually give you a qualification which may exclude you.
    • Thread Starter

    Would ideally like to do something in youth work, whether it is starting as a youth support worker.

    So I am thinking of building my work experience and seeing if I like it
    but not sure what to do and not sure how apprenticeships work

    Apprenticeships, put simply, are earn while you learn. So you do qualifications relevant to the job you'll be in at the end.


    They seem to be quite low level apprenticeships (aimed at GCSE leavers) so you may find that it's not particularly taxing.
    You could probably do a direct application for a youth work job, and then train while you're working full time.
    • Thread Starter

    I couldn't really find much for youth work in my area
    I have researched it and I am good with coursework but absolutely hate exams, after finishing my A levels.
    Do some apprenticeships involve having exams?

    It depends on your scheme of work, and the level of the apprenticeship, but some can. As I say, the apprenticeships you're looking at are likely to be advanced, so that's sub A-level. I still think your best bet is look for a job and see what training they'll provide.

    When you say your area, what do you mean? Generally, a job radius is an hour's travelling, so keep that in mind when you're looking for jobs.
    • Thread Starter

    Stuff i have found is in areas like london which is far from where I live

    I will have a look at jobs as well
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