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Apprenticeships explained – for learners

Workplace Learning combines practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

Work alongside experienced staff
Gain job-specific skills
Earn a wage and get holiday pay
Study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

For more information, visit the government’s Apprenticeship Guide.

Quick FAQ

It’s free! Thanks to some government funding, as a learner, you don’t have to pay a thing.

On average one year, although courses vary up to two years. Depending on your circumstances you can start at any time.

An assessor will visit you regularly in the workplace and offer support and advice. You will also be given help to improve your English and maths. Drop in sessions are available if you’d like the support.

An apprenticeship has the following qualification components:
Technical Certificate
Vocational NVQ
English, Maths, ICT qualifications