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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
What are the benefits?
Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond. Over 50 national universities are currently offering a range of degree apprenticeships with more to be confirmed throughout the year.
- Earning a salary and paid holiday
- Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace
- Increased future earning potential
- Apprentices enjoy marked salary increases on finishing their training and those completing a higher apprenticeship could see increased earnings of an estimated £150,000 over their lifetime*
What levels are there?
There are various levels of apprenticeships to apply for, depending on current skills and qualifications. Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels:
Intermediate is Level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSE passes at Grades A* to C
Advanced is Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Level passes)
Higher is Levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 (equivalent to Foundation Degree and above
Degree is Levels 6 and 7 (equivalent to Bachelor or Master Degree
Is there variety to the training?
All apprenticeships include elements of on the job and off the job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications.
Some apprenticeships will require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the apprentice’s ability.
What entry requirements do they need?
Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in Wales and England. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job.
Some apprenticeship vacancies will display the `Positive about disabled` logo, meaning the employer has agreed to take action to meet 5 commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees. Any disabled candidate applying for vacancies showing this logo will be guaranteed an interview as long as they meet the requirements for the job being applied for.
What age can they start an apprenticeship?
You can start an apprenticeship from the age of 16 years onwards.
There are no age restrictions although, if you are undertaking a Foundation apprenticeship, you must be employed in your current job role for less than 12 months on the day you enrol onto an apprenticeship.