Both BPP and the College of Law report a surge in demand for their law degrees following the A level results. This despite an overall drop in university applications. Gazette report here.
I can understand that vocationally aimed degrees are more attractive in the present job climate, the more so if fees are lower than a university. There are still problems, however. First, there are still more people looking for training contracts that there are vacancies. This makes qualifying as a solicitor difficult, particularly for someone without a 2.1.
Second, and connectedly, will employers rate one of these degrees as highly as a university degree? I cannot help thinking that the path into a Magic Circle firm will be more difficult.