A Guide to Apprenticeships
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.
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.
Post 16 Apprenticeships
For students in Years 12 and 13 Considering 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.
General Advice and Guidance from 'Amazing Apprenticeships'
Below are a number of websites which will give further information about apprenticeships:
Parents’ and Carers’ Pack Apprenticeship Information
Parents’ and Carers’ Pack Apprenticeship www.amazingapprenticeships.com. Below are links to this website where you can download the packs released this academic year.