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    Hey I'm in year 13 and I am going to take a gap year and do an Apprenticeship I have chosen not to go to university. Will I still have to apply to university I confused because theres no point in me applying if I'm not going please help offer advise?
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    Hey I'm in year 13 and I am going to take a gap year and do an Apprenticeship I have chosen not to go to university. Will I still have to apply to university I confused because theres no point in me applying if I'm not going please help offer advise?
    An apprenticeship is completely separate from University. You will not apply for apprenticeships through UCAS, rather directly through employers or through a college that is offering apprenticeships in partnership with employers.

    An apprenticeship can be a great way to get onto the career ladder and gaining career specific skills. Have you given any thought as to what type of apprenticeship you would like to complete?

    I would suggest looking at the websites of colleges local to you to see what apprenticeships they offer. Alternatively, you might be interested in an apprenticeships with a bigger company like BT or EDF, which are now quite highly sought after.
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    I assume your college is making you apply and thats the confusion? I did the same as you and wanted an apprenticeship but for a back up plan (and to stop my college bothering me) I applied for just one university course instead of 5 as its cheaper. Hope this helps!

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    Thank you so much for your advise will definitely do some research on the ones you have suggested. However though what do I tell my tutor my college wants every single pupil to apply to ucas even though I'm 100% I'm not going to university what do I possibly say?
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    If you know you're not going to uni, makes absolutely 0 sense to apply :rofl: Ask your tutor what their reasoning is behind wanting you to sign despite not wanting to go, you have every right to refuse if you don't want to go and they want you to sign "just in case you change your mind later on".
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    I assume your college is making you apply and thats the confusion? I did the same as you and wanted an apprenticeship but for a back up plan (and to stop my college bothering me) I applied for just one university course instead of 5 as its cheaper. Hope this helps!

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    ohh right okay, if you don't mind me asking what are you doing now?? did you end up doing an apprenticeship ??
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    ohh right okay, if you don't mind me asking what are you doing now?? did you end up doing an apprenticeship ??
    I did end up in an apprenticeship, and it was actually a sponsored degree meaning they payed for me to attend university one day as week as well. I found it through my careers advisor so if you have one definitely speak to them! Sadly I had to leave it because the travelling to it was too difficult, so now I'm attending uni in September instead (so i know a lot about ucas now 😂).

    Good luck in your apprenticeship search! 😊

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