8 February 2021
National Apprenticeship Week is this week, 8th February - 14th February 2021
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.It can take between one and 6 years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which one you choose, what level it is and your previous experience. It’s funded from contributions made by the government and your employer.
Levels of an apprenticeship
Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level.
Depending on the level, some apprenticeships may:
• require previous qualifications such as an English or maths GCSE
• give extra training in the English or maths skills needed so you’re at the right level
At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.
|Level||Equivalent education level|
|Advanced 3||A level|
|Higher 4,5,6,7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree 6 and 7||Bachelor’s or master’s degree|
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