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Types of Apprenticeships

What’s an apprenticeship?

It is a real job, with real training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

What’s in it for me?

  • Earn a real wage
  • Be trained in the skills employers want
  • You are more likely to progress quicker and higher than a typical student
  • Learn at a pace that suits you and be supported by a mentor
  • Have a holiday and be paid while you are away
  • You will set yourself up for the future

What levels are there?

NameLevelEquivalent Educational Level
Intermediate2GCSE passes at grades A* to C
Advanced32 A level passes
Higher4, 5, 6 and 7Foundation degree and above
Degree6 and 7Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

How do I apply?

At any one time there are up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies available online in a variety of careers and industries across England. Visit You can search by keyword (job role, occupation type or apprenticeship level) and by location. Once the right job comes up you can simply register on the website and follow the step by step instructions to apply for the role.

There are many other ways to apply for apprenticeships. For further advice and guidance, please speak to your Personal Tutor or Rachael Talbot (Employability and Communities Officer) who is based in the Study Centre.

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