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Another Gap year ?

So I am currently on a gap year resitting my A levels and applied to some degree apprenticeships. I don't think I got them and the big problem I had was I missed alot of application deadlines as I wasn't sure which sector I was interested in until it was too late.

I have applied to uni and got offers but I personally don't feel like university is for me and I feel I want to apply to apprenticeships in the next application cycle but then I'm also scared of taking another gap year . I am already on one gap year to resit my a levels would taking another be really bad . I'm also nervous about what my family would think . I would appreciate some advice and guidance
Reply 1
Original post by justastudent05
So I am currently on a gap year resitting my A levels and applied to some degree apprenticeships. I don't think I got them and the big problem I had was I missed alot of application deadlines as I wasn't sure which sector I was interested in until it was too late.
I have applied to uni and got offers but I personally don't feel like university is for me and I feel I want to apply to apprenticeships in the next application cycle but then I'm also scared of taking another gap year . I am already on one gap year to resit my a levels would taking another be really bad . I'm also nervous about what my family would think . I would appreciate some advice and guidance

it's not bad to take another gap year especially if you now know what you want. it's better to take time and know what's best for you, just do whats best for you and if that means taking a gap year then go for it
Original post by bluegray
it's not bad to take another gap year especially if you now know what you want. it's better to take time and know what's best for you, just do whats best for you and if that means taking a gap year then go for it

I want to take another Gap year and apply properly for degree apprenticeships but on the other hand I feel alot of pressure to go to university. I don't feel university is for me tbh it's more of a backup option but I don't want to use it yet. My family want me to start uni this year and apply for apprenticeships and if I get one drop out .
Reply 3
Original post by justastudent05
I want to take another Gap year and apply properly for degree apprenticeships but on the other hand I feel alot of pressure to go to university. I don't feel university is for me tbh it's more of a backup option but I don't want to use it yet. My family want me to start uni this year and apply for apprenticeships and if I get one drop out .

I mean if you're not going to enjoy uni is there much point going, you could defer your uni places (?) if you wanted them as back up next year but like do something that you're gonna enjoy
Original post by bluegray
I mean if you're not going to enjoy uni is there much point going, you could defer your uni places (?) if you wanted them as back up next year but like do something that you're gonna enjoy

My heart is set on degree apprenticeships but I feel like two gap years is Really bad . I also feel pressure from my family to go to uni this year as they don't want me to do another Gap year
Reply 5
Original post by justastudent05
My heart is set on degree apprenticeships but I feel like two gap years is Really bad . I also feel pressure from my family to go to uni this year as they don't want me to do another Gap year
you could go to uni for a year and drop out, nothings stopping you doing that and you might end up wanting to stay but if you are you need to apply for finance (if you're doing that) soon because it closes in may. good luck on whatever you decide
Original post by bluegray
you could go to uni for a year and drop out, nothings stopping you doing that and you might end up wanting to stay but if you are you need to apply for finance (if you're doing that) soon because it closes in may. good luck on whatever you decide

But the thing is ATM I know I definitely don't want to go to uni just yet I want to have another good attempt at apprenticeship applications. I understand where my family are coming from but I don't want to go university and I don't wanna take a loan out just for me to drop out. I don't know how to tell them because they think if I take another year out I'm not gonna do anything with my life.
Reply 7
Original post by justastudent05
But the thing is ATM I know I definitely don't want to go to uni just yet I want to have another good attempt at apprenticeship applications. I understand where my family are coming from but I don't want to go university and I don't wanna take a loan out just for me to drop out. I don't know how to tell them because they think if I take another year out I'm not gonna do anything with my life.

i would speak to them about it explaining your view and maybe think of things you could do in the gap year so you've got a good chance of getting your apprenticeships
Original post by justastudent05
So I am currently on a gap year resitting my A levels and applied to some degree apprenticeships. I don't think I got them and the big problem I had was I missed alot of application deadlines as I wasn't sure which sector I was interested in until it was too late.
I have applied to uni and got offers but I personally don't feel like university is for me and I feel I want to apply to apprenticeships in the next application cycle but then I'm also scared of taking another gap year . I am already on one gap year to resit my a levels would taking another be really bad . I'm also nervous about what my family would think . I would appreciate some advice and guidance
Hey this is slightly unrelated but did you tell the companies you applied to that you resat your a levels, and did you tell them your achieved grades then?
Original post by armisthehead
Hey this is slightly unrelated but did you tell the companies you applied to that you resat your a levels, and did you tell them your achieved grades then?

you sually just tell them your achieved grades
Original post by justastudent05
So I am currently on a gap year resitting my A levels and applied to some degree apprenticeships. I don't think I got them and the big problem I had was I missed alot of application deadlines as I wasn't sure which sector I was interested in until it was too late.
I have applied to uni and got offers but I personally don't feel like university is for me and I feel I want to apply to apprenticeships in the next application cycle but then I'm also scared of taking another gap year . I am already on one gap year to resit my a levels would taking another be really bad . I'm also nervous about what my family would think . I would appreciate some advice and guidance

If you don't think university is for you then I don't think you should go, even if you're being pressured into going. It would just be a waste of money and time. If you think a degree apprenticeship is for you, then it's definitely worth pursuing.

What sector are you interested in a degree apprenticeship in? If you want, I can send you some resources to help you with getting into a degree apprenticeship next year. Just let me know, I'll be happy to oblige.
Original post by apprentinsideryt
If you don't think university is for you then I don't think you should go, even if you're being pressured into going. It would just be a waste of money and time. If you think a degree apprenticeship is for you, then it's definitely worth pursuing.
What sector are you interested in a degree apprenticeship in? If you want, I can send you some resources to help you with getting into a degree apprenticeship next year. Just let me know, I'll be happy to oblige.

Hey, I actually ended up recieving an apprenticeship offer and have another interview for another next week . Do you have a YouTube channel your username seems very familiar.
Original post by justastudent05
Hey, I actually ended up recieving an apprenticeship offer and have another interview for another next week . Do you have a YouTube channel your username seems very familiar.

Congratulations that's great to hear. Yes I do so feel free to check out if you want any interview guidance. Good luck in your interview.

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