Education 4 Me

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. They take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

As an apprentice you will: 

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)

Levels of apprenticeship

An apprenticeship has an equivalent education level and can be:

  • Intermediate - equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
  • Advanced - equivalent to 2 A level passes
  • Higher - can lead to NVQ Level 4 and above, or a foundation degree

Who can apply?

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school, college or after you’ve finished a course. To start one, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education