Student life as an apprentice
Life as an apprentice is very different from other forms of higher education, as you are spending a large proportion of your week working (approximately 30 hours), and one day a week studying. This leaves less free time for extra-curricular activities. Nevertheless, individuals who do a degree apprenticeship get to take part in other social and networking activities, whilst learning in a way that may better suit their learning style and personal goals.
Greater Manchester Higher explain this really well. Watch this video to get a fuller understanding of what it takes to be an apprentice:
Now watch these videos to hear directly from degree apprenticeship students!
For more information:
- UCAS explain what an apprenticeship is, what types there are, and the typical day of an apprentice at HE level: https://www.ucas.com/understanding-apprenticeships/what-types-of-apprenticeships-are-there/degree-apprenticeships
Now you’ve learnt all about student life across universities, FE colleges, and apprenticeships, click the ‘Higher Education – choosing what and where’ section below for advice and guidance on the institutions and qualifications available to you!