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Apprenticeship Information

Are you looking to take on an Apprentice or are you looking for an Apprenticeship?

Wales

We are a key apprenticeship provider in Wales and we work with multiple industry sectors throughout the region and beyond. The number of employers choosing apprenticeships for new and existing employees is rising and more businesses are realising the the benefits of supporting skills development through apprenticeship programmes.

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Foundation Apprenticeships Level 2

Foundation Apprentices study towards qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSEs or NVQ Level 2 and often go on to complete Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships Level 3

Apprentices gain valuable on the job skills, whilst studying towards a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs, 2 A Levels or NVQ Level 3.

Higher Apprenticeships Level 4 and above

On a Higher Apprenticeship individuals work towards a qualification equivalent to a HND / HNC, foundation or honours degree. Higher Apprenticeships are available across a range of sectors from Aerospace to Accountancy to Construction.

England

We are an approved provider in England for Levy Paying Businesses. The number of employers choosing apprenticeships for new and existing employees is rising and more businesses are realising the the benefits of supporting skills development through apprenticeship programmes.

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Choosing the right apprenticeship

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for an employer, earn a salary and achieve a qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. Key benefits: • Earn a wage • Receive training • Gain recognised qualifications • On-the-job training and skills • Get paid holidays • All Level 2 & 3 Apprenticeships are now funded for all ages Higher Apprenticeships can be funded at all ages – eligibility criteria apply. Apprentices are trained in the workplace and in college. The amount of time you spend in college will depend on the Apprenticeship you follow.

Apprenticeship Guide

Foundation Apprenticeships Level 2

Foundation Apprentices study towards qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSEs or NVQ Level 2 and often go on to complete Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships Level 3

Apprentices gain valuable on the job skills, whilst studying towards a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs, 2 A Levels or NVQ Level 3.

Higher Apprenticeships Level 4 and above

On a Higher Apprenticeship individuals work towards a qualification equivalent to a HND / HNC, foundation or honours degree. Higher Apprenticeships are available across a range of sectors from Aerospace to Accountancy to Construction.

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The Apprenticeship Structure

The numbers of people choosing Higher Apprenticeships are going up and more businesses are realising the benefits of supporting higher level skills.

  • Traineeship

    Academic Equivalent
    Vocational Learning
    Employment Level
    Pre-apprenticeship
  • Foundation Apprenticeship

    Academic Equivalent
    5 GCSEs (Grade A-C)
    Employment Level
    Part-qualified Technician
  • Apprenticeship

    Academic Equivalent
    3 A levels
    Employment Level
    Qualified Technician / Team Leader
  • Higher Apprenticeship

    Academic Equivalent
    Foundation Degree (HNC / HND)
    Employment
    Manager
  • Higher / Degree Apprenticeship

    Academic Equivalent
    Bachelor's Degree / Masters Degree
    Employment Level
    Senior Management / Partner / Director Level

Frequently Asked Questions

Wales

You must be: Aged 16 or over. Employed a minimum of 16 hours. Work 51% of the time in Wales for the duration of your apprenticeship. Not in full-time education.

The duration on an apprenticeship depends on the qualification type and level. An apprenticeship can take between 1 and 4 years to complete.

The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.

You will be paid in line with national pay guidelines - Please visit this link for further information.

The delivery is dependant on the industry that the apprenticeship is in. Some programmes are delivered solely in the workplace, others require attendance at one of our college sites.

Yes - Apprenticeships are open to existing employees and new recruits.

Employers advertise Apprenticeship opportunities on their own channels and/or via the Careers Wales Apprenticeship Matching Service.

England

Aged 16 or over Employed a minimum of 30 hours per week Work 50% of the time in England for the duration of your Apprenticeship Not in full-time education

The duration on an Apprenticeship depends on the qualification type and level. An Apprenticeship can take between 1 and 4 years to complete

Apprenticeships can be funded by employers levy payments, co-invetsment funded between employers and the ESFA or fully funded by the ESFA (criteria dependant).

You will be paid in line with national pay guidelines - Please visit this link for further information

A minimum of 20% of the learning must be 'off the job' this will be agreed with your employer at induction.

Yes - Apprenticeships are open to existing employees and new recruits

Employers advertise Apprenticeship opportunities on their own channels and/or via the the Find An Apprenticeship service

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