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Parental Guide to Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships were designed by industry training organisations in consultation with employers to meet employers’ demands for capable and motivated young people at craft, technician or junior management level.

An Apprenticeship combines a real job with high quality training and nationally recognised qualifications giving young people the opportunity to gain experience and earn while they learn. An Apprentice is employed from day one and attendance at College is flexible and designed around the needs of employers.

Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of occupational areas at Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3) levels. The contents of each Apprenticeship are set by the Sector Skills Councils for each industry. They lay out exactly what each Apprentice has to achieve and usually include a Work Based Diploma together with functional skills in English, Mathematics and perhaps Information Technology. The framework also reflects the skills that employers are looking for by incorporating Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Employee Rights and Responsibilities. 

If your son or daughter is interested in taking up an Apprenticeship, we will conduct an in-depth Initial Assessment to help them decide on the best options for them and help construct a programme which will best meet their needs within the local employment market.

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