'University isn't a one-size-fits-all'

More students than ever are applying to university and as this recent FE News article suggest 'to many, university might seem like the best and most obvious route into employment'.

Although going to university, can be a great opportunity for learners to find their independence and study something they enjoy, it is not always the best option for everyone. Learners can often feel pressured and think they need to go to university because everyone else is going and it is the only way to get a 'good job'. However as advisers we know this is not the case. Each learners if different and should explore all the available options. 

In this article Mike Thompson, head of Apprenticeships at Barclays argues that Apprenticeships are a 'genuine alternative to university that should be considered a viable and valuable career path' 

Not only Apprenticeships, but part-time HE study or work based learning can all be alternative pathways for learners to explore. On our website you will find lots of information and resources to help explore all the /404alternatives to full time HE study. Plus you will find downloadable resources on our external resources section to help provide the best support so learners can way up their options and decide what is the most appropriate route for them.