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do i have to go to university to be an art therapist?

im in an alternative provision currently and so im just starting my gcses (a year late) and my options are; maths, english lit+lang, biology, psychology, sociology, child development and textiles. the whole idea of uni is very overwhelming to me, namely the setting and the debt! from brief research a masters degree in art therapy would cost literally anywhere between £10,000-£30,000! i read that i could take the apprenticeship pathway, just wondering how id do that? assuming id have to go to college first...?
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im in an alternative provision currently and so im just starting my gcses (a year late) and my options are; maths, english lit+lang, biology, psychology, sociology, child development and textiles. the whole idea of uni is very overwhelming to me, namely the setting and the debt! from brief research a masters degree in art therapy would cost literally anywhere between £10,000-£30,000! i read that i could take the apprenticeship pathway, just wondering how id do that? assuming id have to go to college first...?

To do a masters you would need to do an undergraduate degree first. To do a degree you will need level 3 qualifications, such as A levels, Btecs, etc. So there are several years of study ahead of you. Have a read through the following:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/allied-health-professionals/roles-allied-health-professions/art-therapistart-psychotherapist

If you find the prospect of uni overwhelming (this might change as you get a little older), then think about living at home and attending a local uni or applying for an online course at the Open University.

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