What is an Apprenticeship?
As an apprentice, you will be employed by a company and earn a wage while you learn, working alongside experienced staff to gain job specific skills. You will build up experience, knowledge and skills that will help you to work towards achieving a nationally recognised standard of competence in your chosen industry.
What is involved?
While you are on an Apprenticeship, your employer will pay you a wage and support you through your training. You will work towards a qualification and be assessed within your place of work. You will also have to gain a technical certificate or other qualifications, which you can study at College on day release or block release. There are also some Apprenticeships which can now be studied entirely in the workplace.
You will have a dedicated assessor to support you through your Apprenticeship, which will last from 18 months or up to four years depending on the industry, level of course and your own abilities.
If needed, you can get additional learning support from the College, which may mean having a Learning Support Assistant to help you with lessons, or making use of additional learning materials.
What different levels of Apprenticeship can I do?
Apprenticeships fall into three categories, Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3) and Higher (Level 4).