Researching universities and your options instead of university

14 October, 2020

Whether you choose to attend university or not, you have plenty of options for life after college. After studying with us, 95% of Activate Learning students will progress into higher-level learning or employment.

  • On completion of your studies, you may opt for the following:
  • An undergraduate degree
  • A degree apprenticeship
  • A traditional apprenticeship
  • An internship
  • Other higher education options
  • Gap years

Choosing your perfect degree or degree apprenticeship

UCAS undergraduate courses

You can use UCAS Search to search for and compare university undergraduate degrees available throughout the UK.

At Activate Learning we offer a range of higher education qualifications from HNCs and HNDs to Foundation Degrees, PGCEs and top-ups for BA and BSc Degrees.

Degree apprenticeships
Degree apprenticeships are a relatively new programme offered by select universities. On a degree apprenticeship you will combine paid work with studying at university part-time. Degree apprenticeship programmes can take between three-six years to complete. You can learn more about degree apprenticeships via UCAS.

Location, location, location
Before choosing your universities, be sure to visit on their Open Days to get a feel for the area and your chosen programme.


Your options instead of university

Apprenticeships offer a great alternative to university! Apprenticeships do not incur university fee costs and allow you to earn while you learn. Learn more about apprenticeship programmes at Activate Apprenticeships.

Lots of companies offer students internships to gain skills on the job. Although competitive, these opportunities are widely available.

Other higher education options
There’s plenty of other higher education options to boost your professional skills. Learn more about your higher education options.

Gap years
After studying, some people may choose to take a gap year before returning to study or work.