What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised training programme combining real work with learning and training, both on and off the job.
Apprentices are open to everyone aged 16 and above. Whether you are a school leaver, have been in or are already in employment and/or are seeking to start a new career.
As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job specific skills.
Levels of Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are increasingly recognised as the gold standard for work-based training. Guildford College offer two levels of Apprenticeships:
- Intermediate Level Apprenticeships
This is where apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills (e.g. Maths and English) and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
- Advanced Level Apprenticeships
This is where apprentices work towards work-based learning such as a Level 3 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills (e.g. Maths and English) and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge based qualification.
How long does it take?
There is no set time to complete an Apprenticeship as they vary widely in content and size. The length of time taken will depend on the sector chosen, the ability of the individual apprentice and the employer's requirements. Apprenticeships typically take between one and two years to complete, depending on the type of framework, so it's important that you're committed enough to see it through.
Am I Eligible?
There may be different entry requirements depending on the Apprenticeship and the industry sector you work in. You just need to be living in the UK and not taking part in full time education.
For further information on Apprenticeships please contact our Advice and Guidance Team on: 01483 44 85 85 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.