Log In

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Lost Password?

Sign Up

Apprenticeship Entry Requirements Explained

Whether you’re looking to kick-start your career after school or college, making a career change or simply wanting to upskill in your current career, apprenticeships are a great option with clear progression and potential for fast-tracked growth.

Apprenticeships have several benefits, including:

  • Earn while you learn and holiday pay opportunities
  • Hands-on training – tailored to your development
  • Practical learning style that’ll see you learn on the job (20% of your working hours dedicated to study)
  • Dedicated mentorship from an industry specialist
  • Hundreds of opportunities across several exciting industries
  • Clear route of career development
  • Available across multiple skill levels
Reviewing apprentice entry requirements student and mentor

Levels of apprenticeships:

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels:

LevelEquivalent education level
Intermediate2GCSE
Advanced3A level
Higher4,5,6 and 7Foundation degree and above
Degree6 and 7Bachelor's or master's degree

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.

Typically, you can expect to be required to supply the following:

If you have relevant experience, you could spend less time training and gain your qualifications in a shorter period. This includes:

  • Qualifications, such as a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in a relevant subject
  • Industry or sector experience
  • Completed training, such as an IT course

You can discuss this with your training provider and employer when you start your apprenticeship.

To become an apprentice, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Be 16 or older
  • Live in England
  • No longer be in full-time education

Whether you’re looking to kick-start your career after school or college, making a career change or simply wanting to upskill in your current career, apprenticeships are a great option with clear progression and potential for fast-tracked growth.

What you’ll earn

What you earn as an apprentice will depend on the industry, location, type of apprenticeship and your age.

If you are unsure of your earning potential as an apprentice, check out the Government website here.

Apprenticeship opportunities are funded through the government and your employer, eliminating the need for student loans or tuition fees.

Your only financial responsibility will be covering everyday expenses like meals and transportation. Additionally, if you are aged 16 to 24 and have experience as a care leaver, you’ll be eligible for a £1,000 bursary to assist you during the initial year of your apprenticeship.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

WhatsApp
LinkedIn
Facebook
Twitter
Email

So, you’ve just finished school or college and you’re picturing future you in your dream...

In this article, we delve into the different apprenticeship levels available in the UK, focusing...

Are you looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? If so,...

Throughout your life, every experience, every challenge, and every achievement shapes who you are and...

As an aspiring apprentice, your CV is the first impression you make to potential employers....

Interviewing for an apprenticeship marks the first step in launching a career journey for many...