Types of Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship schemes last between 12 months and 4 years and cover a wide range of areas such as:
- Business and Administration
- Communications, Marketing, Creative & Digital Media
- Customer Service
- Facilities Management
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
- Hospitality & Catering
- ICT Professionals (also higher)
- Laboratory Technicians
- Learning and Development
- 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 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.