Ask Lawyer 2B: degree or apprenticeship?

I am a sixth form student about to go into year 13 and we are being encouraged to start thinking about UCAS applications. I know that I want to work in the law but I am not sure that university is for me.

I know that law is competitive and I am worried about getting into debt that I won’t be in a position to pay back. Should I take the apprenticeship route? I am concerned that I won’t be taken seriously if I do.