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Over half pf parents prefer Apprenticeship route to Uni route for their children.

Over half pf parents prefer Apprenticeship route to Uni route for their children.

Just over half of parents would prefer their child to get an apprenticeship rather than go to university, saying it offers a better chance of securing a good job.

A survey commissioned by the Chartered Management Institute found that 51% would encourage their child to apply for an apprenticeship instead of university and 59% of parents thought an apprenticeship provided better job prospects than a university degree.

 

But less than half of those polled said that vocational qualifications were better than academic qualifications.

The survey also found few people were aware of T-levels, the equivalent to A-levels, which will be launched in England next year.

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