Apprenticeships and work-based
What is an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications combining on-the-job work experience along with a training programme that you study at college, usually on a day release basis. It’s a great way to develop new skills, knowledge and confidence – as well as earning money at the same time.
To become an Apprentice you’ll need to be in employment. If you are not currently in employment you can register your interest with our Hartpury Business department who operate a vacancy matching service.
There are three levels of Apprenticeships:
- Apprenticeship (Level 2) equivalent to five GCSEs grade A-C
- Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) equivalent to two A levels
- Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4) equivalent to a Foundation Degree
Who can do an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are open to anyone not currently in full-time education or holding a university degree. Exact entry requirements will vary based on the employer but these are flexible as not everything rides on your educational achievements alone. Employers will value enthusiasm and commitment, so an interest in your chosen area is very important. They are also a great route for those already in employment to achieve qualifications, develop their current role or change their future prospects or career.
Why should I consider an Apprenticeship? If you are aged over 16 and want a job that guarantees excellent training and money in your pocket, an Apprenticeship could be right for you.
What does it involve? You’ll be working in a real job learning new skills and gaining valuable work experience. You’ll work towards a work-based Diploma at Level 2 or Level 3 as well as other nationally recognised qualifications such as:
- Skills in English, Maths, IT, problem solving and working in teams
- Knowledge-based qualifications such as Awards, Technical Certificates and Diplomas
- Opportunities to study for other qualifications or undertake training needed for particular occupations, such as Coaching, All-Terrain Vehicle training, Chainsaw Operation, Food Hygiene
If you would like to find out more about the range of Apprenticeships available at Hartpury, please contact Hartpury Business on 01452 702154 or email email@example.com. This dedicated centre engages with employers and employees to ensure that training enables business and individual success through appropriate courses.
For general information on Apprenticeships you can also call the free national apprenticeship helpline on 08000 150 600.
For more information Apprenticeships visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk