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    I'm almost at the end of my Level 3 with a chance to progress to level 4 with my current employer. But the level 4 is only equivalent to a foundation degree and it is for 2 years. Do i do this or should i look for a full degree apprenticeship? What do you think?
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    (Original post by Hailfire72)
    I'm almost at the end of my Level 3 with a chance to progress to level 4 with my current employer. But the level 4 is only equivalent to a foundation degree and it is for 2 years. Do i do this or should i look for a full degree apprenticeship? What do you think?
    Well if you want a degree then simply do a degree apprenticeship - but only do one if you think you're able to cope with the workload & you can manage your time efficiently (Work and study time). I've recently started a degree apprenticeship and I'm already struggling.

    But if you stay on with your current employer it would be better as you have already established a rapport with them and foundation degrees do not require as much work as a full degree.
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    (Original post by Hailfire72)
    I'm almost at the end of my Level 3 with a chance to progress to level 4 with my current employer. But the level 4 is only equivalent to a foundation degree and it is for 2 years. Do i do this or should i look for a full degree apprenticeship? What do you think?
    Hi there,

    If you are wanting to get a degree without going to university then a degree apprenticeship may be for you! However, they can last up to 6 years, depending on the scheme you choose and there will be a high workload, that would involve lots of juggling between studying and working.

    A higher (level 4) apprenticeship may be an alternative as you would be staying with the same employer, who you have already established a good relationship with.

    You should think about the negatives and positive to each option. If you want to look more into degree apprenticeships then use this link below, it takes you to the UCAS website where information is held about degree apprenticeships.
    https://www.ucas.com/degree-apprenticeships

    This next link leads you to a vacancy search site with all the live vacancies available.
    https://www.findapprenticeship.servi...ticeshipsearch

    Hope this helps
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    Hi there,

    If you are wanting to get a degree without going to university then a degree apprenticeship may be for you! However, they can last up to 6 years, depending on the scheme you choose and there will be a high workload, that would involve lots of juggling between studying and working.

    A higher (level 4) apprenticeship may be an alternative as you would be staying with the same employer, who you have already established a good relationship with.

    You should think about the negatives and positive to each option. If you want to look more into degree apprenticeships then use this link below, it takes you to the UCAS website where information is held about degree apprenticeships.
    https://www.ucas.com/degree-apprenticeships

    This next link leads you to a vacancy search site with all the live vacancies available.
    https://www.findapprenticeship.servi...ticeshipsearch

    Hope this helps
    How are apprenticeships funded for 19+ year olds?
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    How are apprenticeships funded for 19+ year olds?
    Hi,

    Here is the good news! The apprentice does not have to pay anything towards their training, whilst they are an apprentice no matter what age.

    This is all paid for by the employer, if it's non-levy paying the employer makes a 10% contribution towards training costs. If it's a large employer with a payroll over £3million, the employer pays for it through their apprenticeship levy.

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by Apprenticeships Advice)
    Hi,

    Here is the good news! The apprentice does not have to pay anything towards their training, whilst they are an apprentice no matter what age.

    This is all paid for by the employer, if it's non-levy paying the employer makes a 10% contribution towards training costs. If it's a large employer with a payroll over £3million, the employer pays for it through their apprenticeship levy.

    Hope this helps
    What is the apprenticeship levy and how is that different from before?

    Also, what is the maximum age you can do an apprenticeship?
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
    What is the apprenticeship levy and how is that different from before?

    Also, what is the maximum age you can do an apprenticeship?
    Hi,

    There is no maximum age to become an apprentice. People looking for a career change can do so through an apprenticeship, which is great news!

    The apprenticeship reforms introduced by government to increase the number of apprenticeships by 3 million by 2020. To do this they have introduced an apprenticeship levy which is a payroll tax that employers (with a £3million pay bill)have to pay.

    Here is the link below for more information:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...nticeship-levy

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by Apprenticeships Advice)
    Hi,

    There is no maximum age to become an apprentice. People looking for a career change can do so through an apprenticeship, which is great news!

    The apprenticeship reforms introduced by government to increase the number of apprenticeships by 3 million by 2020. To do this they have introduced an apprenticeship levy which is a payroll tax that employers (with a £3million pay bill)have to pay.

    Here is the link below for more information:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...nticeship-levy

    Hope this helps

    Thank you for both replies
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    Hi,

    There is no maximum age to become an apprentice. People looking for a career change can do so through an apprenticeship, which is great news!

    The apprenticeship reforms introduced by government to increase the number of apprenticeships by 3 million by 2020. To do this they have introduced an apprenticeship levy which is a payroll tax that employers (with a £3million pay bill)have to pay.

    Here is the link below for more information:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...nticeship-levy

    Hope this helps
    so apprenticeships are not limited to 19-24 year olds?
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
    so apprenticeships are not limited to 19-24 year olds?
    Hi,

    No there is no age limit to becoming an apprentice, I know an apprentice in their 30s, you can start one whenever you like!

    Hope that helps
 
 
 
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