What is the range of apprenticeships?
These are a unique new way to learn and start training for a future career for 14-16 year olds where young people come to college, instead of school, five days a week during term-time.
A Junior Apprenticeship will develop their knowledge and skills, enabling them to gain industry qualifications for their chosen future career. Alongside this, they will study English and Maths and continue to sit GCSE exams in these subjects which are important for any future career.
Foundation Apprentices study towards qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSEs or NVQ Level 2 and often go on to complete Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships.
Apprentices gain valuable on the job skills, whilst studying towards a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs, 2 A-Levels or NVQ level 3.
Higher Apprentices work towards a qualification equivalent to a HND / HNC, foundation or honours degree. Higher Apprenticeships are available across a range of sectors from Aerospace to Accountancy, Construction to Creative Media. The Welsh Government is dedicated to improving higher level skills in Wales through Higher Apprenticeships, focusing on increasing the number of technical and professional opportunities at level 4 and above. The numbers of people choosing Higher Apprenticeships are going up and more businesses are realising the benefits of supporting higher level skills.