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What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • Be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job specific skills
  • Get time for training and study related to your role (at least 20% of your normal working hours)

Apprenticeships take from 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels:

  Level Equivalent Education Level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A-Level
Higher 4, 5, 6 and 7 Foundation Degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor's or Master's Degree

Some apprenticeship qualifications may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.