An Apprenticeship is a practical way of gaining a nationally recognised qualification and the much needed job-related skills, whilst working in a real work environment.
Apprenticeships are available to those who are aged 16 plus and starting, or are already in, employment who wish to further their careers.
There are three levels of Apprenticeships that relate to different job roles:
Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) (equivalent to five good GCSE passes)
Foundation Apprentices work towards a framework of work based learning qualifications at level 2.
Apprenticeship (A) (equivalent to two A-level passes)
Apprentices work towards a framework of work based learning qualifications at level 3.
Higher Apprenticeship (HA)
Higher Apprenticeships work towards a framework of work-based learning qualifications at level 4 and above.