Your children's route to university or employment


Apprenticeships provide on-the-job training, where you undertake work with an employer, and are released for a proportion of the time to work towards a nationally-recognised vocational qualification

The on-the-job practical work is also recognised and assessed. Apprentices are paid at least the minimum wage.

What qualification would I get?

NVQ Level 2, 3, 4 or 5

How long does an Apprenticeship last?

Depends on you, your employer and the job area (between 3 months and 3 years).

How is an Apprenticeship assessed?

Training is assessed by a mixture of practical and written assessments, which are used to slowly build up a portfolio of work.

Will I study anything else with an Apprenticeship?

Functional skills - such as English, maths, or I.T.

What can I do after an Apprenticeship?

You can progress into employment or onto a higher-level apprenticeship.

Who might an Apprenticeship be suitable for?

  • • Those who want to work, earn and study at the same time
  • • Those who know exactly what job they wish to go into
  • • Those who want to develop work-related skills and experience through an employer whilst gaining a qualification
  • • Those who are fairly practical