Levels of apprenticeship

Levels of Apprenticeships

There are three levels of Apprenticeship available for those aged 16 and over

1. Apprenticeships (equivalent to five good GCSE passes)

Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as an NVQ Level 2, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge based qualification such as a BTEC. These provide the skills needed for your chosen career and allow entry to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

2. Advanced Apprenticeships (equivalent to two A-level passes)

Advanced apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as an NVQ Level 3, Functional 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.

3. Higher Apprenticeships (lead to qualifications at NVQ Level 4 or, in some cases, a Foundation Degree)

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. Apprentices can then also progress to higher education, including university degrees.

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