What is an Apprenticeship
Get qualified through working and training while earning a salary. As an Apprentice you will need to be employed in the area you want to work in and at the same time will develop your job-specific skills through a combination of on the job learning and college-based training. As part of your time at work you will develop your professional skills each week, learning from experienced colleagues and hands-on experience in the workplace. Whilst at College, your tutors, who are experts in their field, will provide you with all the necessary training for your sector and you will work towards a nationally recognised qualification. Your employer lets you attend college typically for one to three days per week to gain your required qualifications for that job. It’s the perfect combination!
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Different levels of Apprenticeships
Whatever your level there are different apprenticeship frameworks to suit everyone. Whether you’ve just left school, you’re a graduate or are already employed we can help you find the right starting point.
|Type of Apprenticeship||Equivalent Qualification|
Apprentices work towards knowledge and competence based qualifications at Level 2 (such as an NVQ Level 2) together with Essential Skills.
|Equivalent to five good GCSE passes|
Apprentices work towards knowledge and competence based qualifications at Level 3 (such as an NVQ Level 3) together with Essential Skills.
|Equivalent to two A-level passes|
Apprentices work towards knowledge and competence based qualifications at Level 4/5 (such as an NVQ Level 4 or above) together with Essential Skills.
|Equivalent to a HNC/HND or Foundation Degree level and above|