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Can I do a Degree Apprenticeship?

Hey, I'm a 16 year old and I have been coding since the age of 9, not long ago I applied for some apprenticeships and one I applied for was a degree/level 4 apprenticeship, I didn't intentionally do this and I didn't think I was allowed to get this apprenticeship but I've now made it to the last interview and I believe I have a high chance, now my question is - am I actually able to do a degree apprenticeship? I was under the impression that I'd have to go to college first.
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As far as I am aware, to do anything higher than a level 3 apprenticeship, you'll either need A-Level or equivalent. For me, I did a Level 3 IT Apprenticeship and recently secured a Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship but most companies look for A-Levels
How exciting for you!
I think it’s possible in theory; a few genius kids have done degrees very young.

I remember someone exceptional I knew who started Uni at only just 17 (with A levels though) and was asked to lecture other students at 18.

An apprenticeship is different to a standard degree anyway because there’s more flexibility.

The employers might have a special offer in mind, like a level 3 apprenticeship, leading straight into a level 4, or other part-time options if you’re exceptionally talented and they want to develop your skills.

Just make sure the company knows your age if you’re invited for an interview.

If you don’t get it, they might keep your details on file for next year or the one after while you gain level 3 qualifications.

In any case, it would be a great confidence boost to have this interview experience! Go and see what they have to say!
Original post by Hfghg685
Hey, I'm a 16 year old and I have been coding since the age of 9, not long ago I applied for some apprenticeships and one I applied for was a degree/level 4 apprenticeship, I didn't intentionally do this and I didn't think I was allowed to get this apprenticeship but I've now made it to the last interview and I believe I have a high chance, now my question is - am I actually able to do a degree apprenticeship? I was under the impression that I'd have to go to college first.

maybe check the entry requirements of the role in case it needs you to have a levels or a college course because they'll want proof if you do need it

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