Can an apprenticeship lead onto university? i need help :) Watch
p.s i want to go to Aston University if that helps
Why do you want to do an Apprenticeship over A-Levels?
University is alot of reading and alot of writing of essays etc. I doubt you'd be prepared for that sort of stuff after an apprenticeship.
I thought the whole point of an apprenticeship was that you learn how to do some sort of job and then do it... that is, some sort of induction process into the world of work. What would the point be in university after an apprenticeship? If you want to go to uni rather than going straight into employment, you'll need to do some kind of academic qualification beyond GCSE; I don't imagine it would be possible after an apprenticeship (but do correct me if I'm wrong).
Apprenticeships (or all that I know of) employ BTEC National Certificates which are said to be equivalent to two A levels, or Diplomas which equal three. Therefore they are usually acceptable to some universities. But a more common route is:
BTEC National Certificate --> BTEC Higher National Certificate (ranked equal or above A levels, can't quite remember where on the NQF it was) --> University
You can expect to get somewhere between £20k and £40k, with the lower salary usually the starting salary for a large business. Realistically you will need a degree afterwards to progress onto a higher salary. The best option would be to study for a degree and even masters, part-time while working, after you have your BTEC.
Essentially you are asking if a BTEC can lead on to university, and the answer is yes. I'd strongly advise a search in the forums, since this question has been asked many times before.