Types of apprenterships

Types of Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship schemes last between 12 months and 4 years and cover a wide range of areas such as:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Administration
  • Construction
  • Communications, Marketing, Creative & Digital Media
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Equine
  • Facilities Management
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • ICT Professionals (also higher)
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Learning and Development
  • Plumbing
  • Security Systems
  • Sporting Excellence
  • Team Leading and Management
  • Veterinary (Animal Care) & Veterinary Nursing

Levels of Apprenticeships

There are three levels of Apprenticeship available:

Intermediate Level Apprenticeships

Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as an NVQ Level 2, Key Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification such as a BTEC. These provide the skills you need for your chosen career and allow entry to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Advanced Level Apprenticeships

Advanced apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as an NVQ Level 3, Key Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based certificate such as a BTEC. To start this programme, the applicant should ideally have five GCSEs (grade C or above) or have completed an Apprenticeship.

Higher Apprenticeships

Higher apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as an NVQ Level 4 and, in some cases, a knowledge-based qualification such as a Foundation degree.

In some cases apprentices can also progress to higher education, including university degrees.