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Considering your future but not sure which way to go? Why not join the thousands of people benefitting from Foundation Years or Degree Apprenticeships?

There are lots of reasons why these alternative options make sense:

Build confidence in your academic ability

A Foundation Year is a great option if you haven’t got the grades you were expecting at A level or if you’ve been out of education for a while and need a little time to see if a degree’s right for you.

A Foundation Year gives you an extra year of learning before you embark on a degree course. You’ll be taught by the same university lecturers and will gain invaluable skills such as academic referencing and how to prepare essays for higher education.

This will give you a great head start in your chosen degree and help ease you into university life.

Earn while you learn

One of the great benefits of a degree apprenticeship is that you’ll be able to earn as you learn. Degree apprenticeships combine paid work with an employer with studying part-time at university. They take between three and six years to complete and at the end of your studies you’ll come out with a full bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Get a better degree

Northumbria University figures show that students who have taken a Foundation Degree perform 4.3% better in their degree than those who did not. You’ll come out with a better degree, which ultimately sits well with employers.

Focus your choices

Being able to work while you learn and studying a wide range of topics can help you decide which subject or career interests you the most. 

Foundation Years enable you to hone your degree choice, while degree apprenticeships give you the flexibility to focus on particular areas you enjoy.

Earn more

Numerous studies and government figures show that working age graduates continue to earn up to 25% more than non-graduates. They are also more likely to be employed.

If you’re considering your future, think carefully about the benefits of studying a Foundation Year or degree apprenticeship at Northumbria University.

To find out more about our wide range of Foundation Year study courses

For information on Degree Apprenticeships click here

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