Expansion will see UCAS showcasing 'all post-secondary opportunities'

Students will be able to use UCAS to search and apply for a wide range of apprenticeships under new plans for the service to showcase "all post-secondary opportunities".

A statement from the Department for Education confirmed that from this autumn “UCAS will expand its service so that young people can see more personalised options, including apprenticeships”.

This means that from 2024, students will be able to apply for apprenticeships through UCAS as well as undergraduate degrees.

UCAS research has shown that around half of people who register on the service say they would consider an apprenticeship, but currently there are not enough vacancies being advertised on UCAS to meet growing demand.

Education secretary Gillian Keegan unveiled the plan during National Apprenticeship Week this week.

Clare Marchant, chief executive of UCAS, said: “Presenting students with all their choices in one place will not only transform the apprenticeship offering but create real parity by putting these options side-by-side with undergraduate courses.

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