I'm not sure whether this is the right forum to be posting in but there aren't many engineering forums around it seems and I need some advice. First off I'm not a professional engineer but I would like to be one, however I seem to be in a bit of a sticky situation. I live in the United Kingdom and I have a few A-levels, went to university to study chemistry but changed my mind and quit because I wanted to do mechanical engineering. Now I am struggling to get back in, and if I don't get in then I'm not really sure what to do. There are apprenticeships floating around but they seem to be aimed for 16 year olds instead of doing A-levels as they reward an NVQ level 3 which is essnetially the equivalent of two A-levels, but I have 4 already. I've been looking for a higher level apprenticeship which awards an NVQ level 4 (roughly equivalent to a degree) but I can't find one. Can anyone give me any advice or pointers on what to do? I'm 21 and not a student nor am I currently employed and I'm a bit lost.