Apprenticeships are a combination of on-the-job training with classroom learning. You’ll be in employment while studying for a formal qualification. Once you complete your apprenticeship training, you will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level or further education.
The knowledge and skills you learn depend on the role that you’re training for. However, apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means you’ll gain a nationally-recognised qualification at the end of your apprenticeship.
- Functional skills – GCSE level qualifications in English, Maths and ICT
- National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) – from level 2 up to level 7
- Technical certificates – such as BTEC, City and Guild Progression Award etc
- Academic qualifications – including a Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National
- Diploma (HND) foundation degree or the equivalent of a full Bachelors degree
You’ll also be constantly developing your transferable skills, also known as soft skills, which are highly valued by employers. These include communication, time management, teamwork and problem solving, as well as knowledge of IT and the application of numbers. Apprenticeship levels.
There are 3 different levels of apprenticeship we deliver:
- Intermediate – equivalent to five good GCSE passes
- Advanced – equivalent to two A-level passes
- Higher – equivalent to the first stages of higher education, such as a foundation degree