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Levels of Apprenticeships

We currently offer two types of apprenticeships at the College. Which level you undertake will depend upon your current qualifications or experience.

Intermediate Apprenticeships

These level 2 apprenticeships are suitable for school leavers or those who have little or no experience working in a chosen area. You will work towards a work-based learning qualification, such as level 2 competence qualifications, functional skills such as English, maths and IT and a relevant knowledge based qualification.

Intermediate apprenticeships are equivalent to five GCSEs.

On completion of an intermediate apprenticeship, you can progress to an advanced apprenticeship at level 3 or continue in employment.

Advanced Apprenticeships

These level 3 apprenticeships are suitable for school leavers, those who have completed a level 2 apprenticeship or for those who are existing employees and already have some experience in their job role. You will work towards a work-based learning qualification, such as level 3 competence qualifications, functional skills such as English, maths and IT and a relevant knowledge based qualification.

The advanced apprenticeships are equivalent to two A Levels.

Higher Apprenticeships

On completion of an advanced apprenticeship, you can progress to a higher apprenticeship at level 4, equivalent to a degree, continue on to a higher education course, or progress up the career ladder in employment. So Apprenticeships really can take you to the top!