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Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship includes elements of on the job and off the job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications.

Key points
  • Apprenticeship levels include:
    • Intermediate (Level 2 equivalent to  5 GCSE passes at A* – C)
    • Advanced (Level 3 equivalent to 2 A Level passes)
    • Higher (Level 4, 5, 6 and 7 equivalent to Foundation Degree and above)
    • Degree (Level 6 and  7 equivalent to Bachelor’s or Masters Degree)

 

  • Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job.
  • The minimum wage for apprentices aged under 19 or over 19 in the first year of their apprenticeship is £3.90 per hour , but many employers pay more than this.
  • An apprentice will work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.
Apprenticeship resources
Apprenticeship Training Providers