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    I'm 19 years old, in last year of college.
    I want to get into physiotherapy, however no university has accepted me, not even from ucas extra. (most deadlines for healthcare courses have been met, so they're not accepting anyone anymore as most are full)

    I've applied for a healthcare assistant apprenticeship and have got accepted into it.

    If you were in this position, would you accept the apprenticeship and go university the year after? (physiotherapy will no longer be nhs funded next year)

    Or would you try your luck at clearing, sacrificing the apprenticeship offer as a result?

    I really dont know what to do.

    please help.

    thanks.
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    Heres some extra info on the apprenticeship

    Pay band 1, so 15.2k a year
    However, it is a level 2 apprenticeship. (level 3 apprenticeships are 18 months long)
    I would also get other qualifications from the apprenticeship, and 12 months of clinical work experience.

    what do you think?
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    (Original post by unaManzana)
    Heres some extra info on the apprenticeship

    Pay band 1, so 15.2k a year
    However, it is a level 2 apprenticeship. (level 3 apprenticeships are 18 months long)
    I would also get other qualifications from the apprenticeship, and 12 months of clinical work experience.

    what do you think?
    I'm going to move your thread to healthcare as its more appropriate.
    However, nhs courses are very rarely in clearing especially with the funding stopping it will be more competitive than ever, so personally i think taking the apprentcieship could be a good option for you in this situation as you will then get a much stronger application so have a wider choice of places when you do apply
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    Also, 15k a year is pretty decent so you could then go to uni with some savings which is always beneficial and i would bare in mind that its incredibly unlikely you'd ever get near paying off your student loans on a band 5 nhs salary. You'd be looking at i think £9 a month repayments once you leave uni.
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    The clinical experience will be very helpful to you personally, and will make your application for next year much stronger. I would take the apprenticeship.
 
 
 
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