Apprenticeships, T Levels & Traineeships

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment with paid holiday leave. By the end of an Apprenticeship (2 years approx.) you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.


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What is a Degree Apprenticeship?


Degree apprenticeships are a new type of programme offered by some universities. Students can achieve a full bachelor’s or master’s degree as part of their apprenticeship.

These programmes are being developed by employers, universities, and professional bodies working in partnership.

Degree apprenticeships combine working with studying part-time at a university. Apprentices are employed throughout the programme, and spend part of their time at university and the rest with their employer. This can be on a day-to-day basis or in blocks of time, depending on the programme and requirements of the employer.


What is a T Level?


T Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses, launched in September 2020, have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study.

T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).



What is a Traineeship?


A traineeship (Pre-Apprenticeship programme) is a stepping stone to further study, apprenticeship or further study. As part of the course you can also study English and Maths qualifications and take part in work experience placements.