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Activate Learning Apprenticeships:

Anyone interested in finding out more about Apprenticeships is encouraged to look at the Activate Learning website: Activate Apprenticeships | Award Winning Training Provider


Tips and Tricks for applying for apprenticeships... HERE


Check out upcoming Apprenticeship opportunities and National Apprenticeship Week events (scroll to the bottom)...


How apprenticeships work

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • get time for training and study related to your role (at least 20% of your normal working hours)

Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

  Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Higher Level Apprenticeship

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma. Click HERE to see some examples of higher level apprenticeships.

Who can start an apprenticeship

To start an apprenticeship, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school but you’ll need to be 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays to start the apprenticeship.  You can find out more information HERE


Check out upcoming LIVE Apprenticeship opportunities in the documents below...