An Apprenticeship is a programme that is available all year round and is open to individuals from the age of 16. Apprentices do real jobs for real employers. So you're paid while you learn. If you are entering work for the first time, you will start earning from day one of your Apprenticeship.
As an Apprentice you will build up knowledge and skills, whilst gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time. You will work towards a work-based qualification and other nationally recognised qualifications. Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships as they show that you’ve been trained in the skills they need.
Level 2 (Intermediate), equivalent to GCSEs: The only actual requirement is the applicant’s age, a minimum of 16. Employers may ask for a demonstrable interest in the area covered by the apprenticeship, as well as the ability to complete it
Level 3 (Advanced), considered equivalent to A-levels: At this level, employers will typically seek GCSEs, usually three or more, particularly in English and maths. Relevant experience will also be useful
Level 4 (Higher) considered equivalent to a foundation degree: Employers will look for GCSEs and level 3 qualifications, such as A-levels, or their equivalents, such as a BTEC. It’s at this point where experience in a relevant subject is also desired
All Apprenticeship candidates will be required to undertake maths and English assessments as part of the onboarding process and admission onto the course is subject to meeting the entry criteria.