APPRENTICESHIPS Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, which combine training at the College with practical skills learnt in the workplace. Apprenticeships usually take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of apprenticeship, your ability and the industry sector.
WHAT LEVELS ARE THERE? WHY STUDY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP? • Earn money while you learn • Gain real workplace skills and experience • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification
Apprenticeships are available at various levels as follows: INTERMEDIATE: These are Level 2 qualifications and are equivalent to GCSEs.
• Expand your knowledge
• Fit study around employment
These are Level 3 qualifications and are equivalent to A Levels.
• Improve your Maths, English and ICT skills •
WHO CAN DO AN APPRENTICESHIP? Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. Different apprenticeships have different entry requirements. You will be given an initial assessment to find the best route into your chosen apprenticeship. You will need to be employed or have an employer who is ready to take you on as an apprentice. In many cases, we can help you find a suitable employer.
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HIGHER: These are Level 4 and 5 qualifications and are the equivalent of an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree (first two years of a degree).
DEGREE: These are Level 6 and 7 and are the equivalent of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as an NVQ and in some cases a relevant knowledge-based qualification (e.g. BTEC).
APPRENTICESHIPS ALSO INCLUDE: Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT)