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    Is an Apprenticeship worth an A level, for example an apprenticeship in health and social care would that be worth the normal A level study that most do?
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    (Original post by Ahmed_123)
    Is an Apprenticeship worth an A level, for example an apprenticeship in health and social care would that be worth the normal A level study that most do?
    What do you mean by 'worth' and who do you have in mind? (Universities?)

    I would immediately say no, not really - they are very different things. An apprenticeship may be more practical/skills based, and much more specific to a particular vocation.
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    Anyway, aren't apprenticeships intended to be an alternative to university? i.e after A levels?
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    (Original post by T-o dore)
    Anyway, aren't apprenticeships intended to be an alternative to university? i.e after A levels?
    They're intended for both, I think. I know a few people from my secondary school who went straight from GCSE to an apprenticeship. I've also seen on the Apprenticeships website, some employers require A-levels and some do not.

    Apprenticeships are for everyone I think, considering there is also gcse and A-level equivalents e.g. NVQ 2 being the GCSE equivalent, NVQ 3 being the A-level equivalent and the newer NVQ 4's being between A-level and degree level.
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    but is the NVQ 3 worth A levels, do universities look at them in equal levels?
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    (Original post by Ahmed_123)
    but is the NVQ 3 worth A levels, do universities look at them in equal levels?
    I think it would depend which Uni.

    Cambridge say this:

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    VCE and Applied A levels have been developed as a vocational qualification equivalent to A level. VCE A levels, Applied A levels, GNVQs and/or BTECs are not an ideal preparation for most Cambridge courses, where the emphasis is more academic than vocational. For courses that require a large amount of background technical knowledge, VCE or Applied A levels, GNVQs or BTECs cannot, unless otherwise stated, be used to replace the 'essential' and 'highly desirable' A levels listed for each course. However, if the 'essential' and 'highly desirable' subjects are covered, a six-unit VCE or Applied A level could be taken instead of a third A level or as an additional fourth broadening subject. This combination of A levels and VCE or other qualifications may be acceptable for some courses. Potential applicants taking these qualifications are advised to seek further advice from an Admissions Tutor.
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    p.s other university websites I have looked at EG Manchester ask that you email the admissions office to check their policy on alternative qualifications, because it depends on a few different things.
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    thanks buddy that helped me alot : )
 
 
 

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