It is estimated that by 2020 Ireland will have more than 70 different apprenticeships on offer, with awards ranging from certificate to PhD level. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of school-leavers choosing apprenticeships has almost doubled in recent years as rising numbers of pupils look towards “earn and learn” opt(...)

Ireland has one of the highest proportions of school-leavers progressing to third level in the world, and one of the lowest proportions opting for apprenticeships. Photograph: Getty Images

Most young people say they would consider taking an “earn and learn” apprenticeship as an alternative to the more expensive option of college, new res(...)

There are plenty of opportunities for young students who did not get their course offer of choice. Photograph: Getty Images

This morning brings a level of certainty to many college applicants who were considering the CAO process as one of their options to progress their ed(...)

Apprentices typically combine college days and academic training with real work experience. Photograph: Getty.

The success or otherwise of those receiving their Leaving Cert results will be judged in large measure, by the students themselves, their schools, the(...)