Apprenticeships are high quality training programmes with local employers. They enable you to obtain formal qualifications through day release, and last for about three years.
As an apprentice you would follow a training programme which has been devised by a professional training organisation for that industry.
Apprenticeships are available at two levels:
- Advanced Apprenticeships
The Apprenticeship leads to NVQ level 2 and the Advanced Apprenticeship leads to NVQ level 3. You’ll also be trained in key skills, such as Team Working, Communication, IT and problem solving.
You can progress from an Apprenticeship to an Advanced Apprenticeship and then continue gaining higher qualifications.