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Why Choose an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a way of learning whilst you are in a job. You build up the knowledge and skills that you need to gain your qualifications while you are working by coming to college one day a week.

What are the advantages of an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice, you earn while you learn, gaining practical and transferable skills while keeping your options open. You will:

  • earn a salary
  • receive training
  • gain qualifications
  • learn job-specific skills

You will do real work for a real employer, earning real money at the same time as acquiring your qualifications.

Apprenticeships take between 12 and 18 months to complete and there are two levels:

  1. Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)- the equivalent of five GCSEs at grade A-C.
  2. Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) – the equivalent of two A-levels.

The usual requirements to become an apprentice are:

  • You must be 16 years or older
  • GCSE maths and English at grade A*- D
  • To have an employer in mind, or be able to work with us to find you an apprenticeship employer.

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