GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

A Full Guide to Apprenticeships at Post 16 and Post 18

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships - 8 Key facts you need to know

Finding the best apprenticeships for you - top tips to help you know when and where to look

How Apprenticeships Work

On an apprenticeship, you are both employed to do a real job whilst also studying for a formal qualification, either in a training centre or a college. By the end of your apprenticeship, you can progress onto the next apprenticeship level or will hopefully have developed enough to help you succeed in your chosen career.

Apprenticeship Levels

There are four different levels of apprenticeship:

  • Intermediate - equivalent to five good GCSE passes. Option at 16 for students who did not achieve 5 GCSE subjects.
  • Advanced - equivalent to two A Level passes. Option at 16 for those who wish to move onto higher qualifications but who do not wish to stay in full time education for A Levels or BTECs.
  • Higher - equivalent to the first stages of higher education, such as a foundation degree. Option at 18 after A Level study.
  • Degree - comparable to a Bachelors or Masters degree. Option at 18 after A Level study.  For more information on degree apprenticeships, please click on this link.

For more information on the apprenticeships levels, please click on this link.

To discover the amazing world of apprenticeships, watch the short film below:

Apprenticeship by Subject

When thinking about apprenticeship options, students may wish to look at which apprenticeships are possible if certain subjects are studied. 

Below are links to subject summaries on the Amazing Apprenticeships website to help explore possible routes based on the subjects studied at GCSE and A Level. 

The Subject Snapshot Bundle

CaptureAlthough this publication is published as a guide for teachers, it clearly sets out subject by subject the companies who run apprenticeship programmes and also the types of roles available with links to vacancies and case studies. It's definitely worth a look. 

Click on the image to download this publication from the Amazing Apprenticeships website.

Apprenticeship A-Z of Women and Men at Work Case Study Booklets and Film

The Apprenticeship A-Z of Women at Work Case Study Booklet 


Amazing Apprenticeships created ‘The Apprenticeship A-Z of Women at Work’ to mark the launch of National Careers Week (2 – 7 March 2020) and International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March 2020) and are publicising it as part of National Apprenticeships Week.

Click on the image to view this publication on the Amazing Apprenticeships website.

The Apprenticeship A-Z of Men at Work Case Study Booklet 


Amazing Apprenticeships created ‘The Apprenticeship A-Z of Men at Work’ to celebrate International Men’s Day (Thursday 19 November 2020) and are publicising it as part of National Apprenticeships Week.

Click on the image to view this publication on the Amazing Apprenticeships website.

The A-Z of Apprentices Case Study Film

Watch the apprenticeship case study film, The A-Z of female and male apprentices, to discover more about real apprentices, their job roles and the companies they work for.

Click on the image below to access the film on the Amazing Apprenticeships website.


General Advice and Guidance from 'Amazing Apprenticeships'

Parents’ and Carers’ Pack Apprenticeship Information

Parents’ and Carers’ Pack Apprenticeship  Click on the images for each month to download the packs released this academic year.

The July 2021 edition provides tips on summer holiday activities and insights into T levels in construction, apprenticeships in tech, traineeships at Youthquake and more. Capture 2
In June this edition celebrates pride month with tips on finding a LGBT+ inclusive employer, explores T Levels in science and provides insight into apprenticeships in the food and drink industry. Capture
In the May issue we look at supporting your child's mental health, myth busting traineeships, T Levels in Health, 2 apprentice perspective articles, an overview of apprenticeships in furniture and manufacturing and much more!  Capture
In the April issue we look at typical interview questions, digital T Levels, Degree apprenticeships in the digital sector, Autism Awareness Week, Stress Awareness Month and much more! Please help to share widely through your parentmail channels. Capture
In the March issue we look at International Women’s Day, preparing for virtual recruitment, new T Levels film, apprenticeships in the fashion industry, SEND post-16 options and more! Please help to share widely through your parentmail channels. Capture March
 In the February issue we provide you with details on how you can catch up on some of the exciting events you may have missed. We also hear from Steve Latus, Head of Traineeships at the Department for Education, who answers some more of our most commonly asked questions to helps us all gain a better understanding of Traineeships. There are also items from employers, AstraZeneca and Willis Towers Watson, and from Zoe who is an apprentice at Santander. Capture feb
The January edition includes how to get prepared for National Apprenticeship Week 2021, a 10-step plan for finding an apprenticeship in 2021, new Traineeship resources and information, the latest T Level information, a guide to Higher and Degree apprenticeships, Life as a new apprentice at the BBC, End Point Assessment flexibilities, new apprenticeship standards and more. Capture
In the December issue we look at the benefits of volunteering, Post-16 SEND options, The Government Economic Service degree apprenticeship programme, T Level subjects coming soon, BAME & NAA award winners, Traineeships FAQs, Job coach support and more! Capture
 In the November issue we look at the regional Apprenticeship Awards, WorldSkills UK Live, Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers, a Traineeship case study, apprenticeships in traditional trade areas and more!  Capture Nov
In the October issue we look at the differences between T Levels, traineeships and apprenticeships, dyslexia support, the BAME Awards 2020, apprenticeships in engineering, Top 100 Employers, life as a mature apprentice with the NHS and much more.  PP Oct Thumbnail 213x300
The September Parents’ and Carers’ Pack looks at preparing for a new school year, T Levels, Careers in Coding, supporting disabled individuals to access apprenticeships, Life as a Healthcare Apprentice, Apprenticeships with Travis Perkins, and much more. September PP thumbnail 218x300

Post 16 Apprenticeships

Post 18 Apprenticeships

The 'Which Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships' and the 'Interactive Student Guide 2020' below explain in more detail about Apprenticeships for students after Sixth Form.  Click on the images to access the documents from the UCAS and Amazing Apprenticeship websites.

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What Apprenticeship am I? Quiz

There are nearly 600 different apprenticeship standards across England, which cover more than 1700 different job roles.

Click on the image below to access the What Apprenticeship am I? Quiz on the Amazing Apprenticeships website. 

Can you guess which apprenticeship they are describing and match them up to the correct answer?