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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!

Register Your Interest in an Apprenticeship

Are you interested in learning more about apprenticeships, or getting in touch with the team to find the latest apprenticeship vacancies?

Click the link below to be taken to our web form where you can fill in all of your details, and our apprenticeship team will get in touch with you!

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