Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are structured training programmes undertaken within a working environment. They combine on-the-job learning with off-the-job development of skills and knowledge. Apprenticeships benefit businesses by providing structured training programmes which meet specific workplace needs, and which are subsidised by the government for the majority of apprentices. Apprentices benefit by gaining real-world experience while earning a wage and using these new skills to provide them with recognised qualifications. This creates a win-win situation for both parties.

Apprenticeships can be taken by anyone aged 16 and above. There is no fixed time frame for the completion of an apprenticeship (although apprenticeships for those aged 16-18 last a minimum of 12 months), but each typically takes between one and four years depending on their involvement and level of difficulty.

We are responsible for the following apprenticeship frameworks. Apprenticeships are offered at different levels and are known by different names across the UK.

 

England

Apprenticeship Frameworks Level Available
Business & Administration 2 3 4 5
Business, Innovation & Growth
(Developed by Skills CFA & the Peter Jones Foundation)
2 3 4 5
Campaigning
(Developed by Skills Third Sector)
2 3 4 5
Contact Centres Operations 2 3 4 5
Court, Tribunal & Prosecution Operations
(Developed by Skills for Justice)
2 3 4 5
Customer Service 2 3 4 5
Enterprise
(Developed by SFEDI)
2 3 4 5
Fundraising 2 3 4 5
Hospitality Management
(Developed by People 1st)
2 3 4 5
HR Management 2 3 4 5
Management 2 3 4 5
Marketing 2 3 4 5
Project Management 2 3 4 5
Public Relations
(Developed by Public Relations Consultants)
2 3 4 5
Recruitment 2 3 4 5
Sales & Telesales 2 3 4 5
Social Media & Digital Marketing
(Developed by City & Guilds)
2 3 4 5
Team Leading 2 3 4 5
Volunteer Management
(Developed by Skills Third Sector)
2 3 4 5

Wales

Apprenticeship Frameworks Level Available
Business & Administration 2 3 4 5
Contact Centres Operations 2 3 4 5
Court, Tribunal & Prosecution Operations
(Developed by Skills for Justice)
2 3 4 5
Customer Service 2 3 4 5
HR Management 2 3 4 5
Management 2 3 4 5
Marketing 2 3 4 5
Project Management 2 3 4 5
Public Relations
(Developed by Public Relations Consultants)
2 3 4 5
Recruitment 2 3 4 5
Sales & Telesales 2 3 4 5
Social Media & Digital Marketing
(Developed by City & Guilds)
2 3 4 5
Team Leading 2 3 4 5

Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Frameworks Level Available
Business & Administration 2 3 4 5
Contact Centres Operations 2 3 4 5
Customer Service 2 3 4 5
Management 2 3 4 5
Marketing 2 3 4 5
Sales & Telesales 2 3 4 5
Team Leading 2 3 4 5

Scotland

Apprenticeship Frameworks Level Available
Business & Administration 2 3 4 5
Contact Centres Operations 2 3 4 5
Customer Service 2 3 4 5
Management 2 3 4 5

 

Level Known as Equivalent to
2 Intermediate Level Apprenticeship GCSEs
3 Advanced Level Apprenticeship A-levels
4 Higher Apprenticeship First year of an undergraduate degree
5 Higher Apprenticeship Second year of an undergraduate degree

 

If you would like more information on how apprenticeships can benefit your business please contact us.

 

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