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Per the title; I was just curious if people would be interested in a qualification which is half-way between a degree and an apprenticeship, that is to say it involves work experience as well as the receipt of a degree like qualification.

- Duration wise about 18 months

- Education more tailored towards jobs, generally speaking

Just a random thought I had.
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Per the title; I was just curious if people would be interested in a qualification which is half-way between a degree and an apprenticeship, that is to say it involves work experience as well as the receipt of a degree like qualification.

- Duration wise about 18 months

- Education more tailored towards jobs, generally speaking

Just a random thought I had.
Interesting. I guess the existing alternatives would be degree apprenticeships and higher levels of BTEC qualifications
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Per the title; I was just curious if people would be interested in a qualification which is half-way between a degree and an apprenticeship, that is to say it involves work experience as well as the receipt of a degree like qualification.

- Duration wise about 18 months

- Education more tailored towards jobs, generally speaking

Just a random thought I had.
like a degree apprenticeship?
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like a degree apprenticeship?
Kind of but the educational aspect would be more work driven and a lot shorter duration wise (18 months as opposed to 3 to 6 years).
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Interesting. I guess the existing alternatives would be degree apprenticeships and higher levels of BTEC qualifications
Yup I was just curious if there would be an appetite for something a lot shorter, cheaper, more focused towards work and perhaps include a soft skill testing element so as to serve as a better signal to employers.
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Kind of but the educational aspect would be more work driven and a lot shorter duration wise (18 months as opposed to 3 to 6 years).
I think the educational aspects are very work driven. At least the ones I know.

Everyone ive met has been in engineering but they all do 4 days at work 1 day at uni, and are for the most post learning on the job.

It is a long time, but there is a lot of professional standards to learn and understanding & by the later years they are basically a fully practicing engineer.

Perhaps they just need to become more widespread, in more industries.
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I think the educational aspects are very work driven. At least the ones I know.

Everyone ive met has been in engineering but they all do 4 days at work 1 day at uni, and are for the most post learning on the job.

It is a long time, but there is a lot of professional standards to learn and understanding & by the later years they are basically a fully practicing engineer.

Perhaps they just need to become more widespread, in more industries.
That sounds really good, I like the idea of 4:1 split of work to Uni.

I was thinking about this from more of a finance prospective, hence my naivety re the availability of engineering, I wonder if something similar is available for Finance?

I know the big 4 do their apprenticeships/ school leaver stuff but that is a little different as they work towards the ACA/ACCA and so there is no Uni/degree at the end of it.
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That sounds really good, I like the idea of 4:1 split of work to Uni.

I was thinking about this from more of a finance prospective, hence my naivety re the availability of engineering, I wonder if something similar is available for Finance?

I know the big 4 do their apprenticeships/ school leaver stuff but that is a little different as they work towards the ACA/ACCA and so there is no Uni/degree at the end of it.
There are degree apprenticeships in high finance. I believe they mostly go into mid & back office roles but im not totally informed on these apprenticeships.
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There are degree apprenticeships in high finance. I believe they mostly go into mid & back office roles but im not totally informed on these apprenticeships.
I wish I knew about these before I went to university, would have been an interesting option for sure!
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