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Ive been looking into degree apprenticeships but cant seem to find any cons to it?

Why are more people going to Uni compared to doing a degree apprenticeship?

Whate are the benefits of not doing a degree apprenticeship and going to Uni??
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Some people like the social life in the traditional route and in degree apprenticeships you don't get this because you're working full time. It can take toll on you and managing your studies.

Also people who haven't worked in the past probably don't like job interviews so prefer to apply to ucas to uni as it is easier. Remember apprenticeships openings and uni openings happen during Year 12 or 13 and people are busy with their studies and life at this point. I don't think they have tome to go out looking for degree apprenticeship and then go through interviews in other places. It's easier to choose a uni and apply through ucas and let the school (of the student) to take care of the rest.

University has always been a traditional route and degree apprenticeships is fairly new. Therefore the parents probably only rely on what they know, or have some negative opnions towards apprenticeships in general. Not many people are willing to open up to change in educational system.

I believe there are some benifits in tax that are dependent on the childrens current education, if they are a full time student, parents as well the student they be may be allowed more allowance to help them with finance of tuitions, loans, taxes (e.g. no. of dependable or non working children). But going onto apprenticeships, the employer and government pays for your degree and you get a salary too. If you earn a small salary, living costs may be daunting since you're registered as full time employment, therefore won't have the necessary loans or tuition loans/grants given by the student finance.

Degree apprenticeships take twice as long to complete because you're doing full time work and you won't get the full salary as a normal graduate/employee until you finish your programme. Not many people can go though with that for that long.
People under tradurional route to a degree can study for Masters and then PhD in the same timeframe as Degree apprenticeships. So they'd probably choose the traditional route.

Finally some courses like medicine and natural sciences cannot be done through apprenticeships due to vast amount of knowledge and dedication needed to be granted full honours degree. Medicine take 5 years with a few year as a trainee. And you can't work as a doctor or nurse straightaway without the deep knowledge, theory, practice and application behind it. So some courses, degree apprenticeships isn't always possible.
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Ive been looking into degree apprenticeships but cant seem to find any cons to it?

Why are more people going to Uni compared to doing a degree apprenticeship?

Whate are the benefits of not doing a degree apprenticeship and going to Uni??
Degree apprenticeships are extremely competitive. Theres just too much competition. At my sixth form we are advised to apply for both because it is much more likely that we'll get in to uni.
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