Information for employers
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a Government-sponsored programme that allows individuals to gain valuable skills and qualifications whilst at work.
Apprenticeships are available at 3 levels:
Intermediate Level 2: equivalent to 5 A-C GSCE’s
Advanced Level 3: equivalent to 2 A Levels
Higher level 4/5: equivalent to a foundation degree
All apprenticeships contain the following elements:
- A competency-based NVQ
- A technical knowledge certificate to demonstrate understanding of theoretical concepts
- Functional skills e.g. Maths and English
- In most cases an apprenticeship is full time, working at least 30 hours per week.