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Apprenticeships

what is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships allow individuals to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with more traditional teaching methods; whether that be distance learning online or classroom delivery. Apprenticeships are not just for new employees or those who are new to the world of work; anyone can complete an Apprenticeship at any age and at any point in their career. Apprentices will complete an Apprenticeship which has been designed by employers to ensure it gives them the most up to date skills and exciting onward career prospects. Apprentices will learn both on and off the job to gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours required in the workplace.


There are several different levels of Apprenticeship available, these are detailed in the table below:


Type of apprenticeship Level Equivalent education level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4, 5 Foundation Degree
Degree 6, 7 Bachelors (6) or Masters degree (7)