I want to be an Apprentice

What types of Apprenticeships are there?

Apprenticeships are available in all sectors and industries throughout England. There are more than 200 different types of Apprenticeships available offering over 1,200 job roles.
They generally fall into one of three categories:

Intermediate Level Apprenticeships:  

  • Generally take 12-18 months to complete
  • Give an QCF Diploma Level 2, equivalent to five GCSEs at grade A*-C

Advanced Level Apprenticeships:  

  • Generally take 12-24 months to complete
  • Give an QCF Diploma Level 3, equivalent to A Levels or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Higher Apprenticeships:

  • Give an QCF Diploma Level 4 or 5, equivalent to a Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND) or a Foundation Degree

Degree Apprenticeships:​

  • Degree - Level 6 qualification which would give you a full University Honours Degree.

Not all subjects are offered at all levels, contact the team to find out more. 

See the subjects we currently offer Apprenticeships in.  

How do they work?

  • Apprenticeships take between one and four years dependant on the qualification and level.
  • Ideally you should be working for at least 30 hours a week however if you are working less than this, please contact us to discuss.
  • Dependant on qualification, you may be required to attend regular college sessions.
  • Age is no barrier.
  • Your existing skills and knowledge are recognised and can help you gain a qualification faster
  • In some subjects we use an e-portfolio so all your work is available online
  • Apprenticeships include: knowledge and competency based elements, transferable and functional skills, and learning about employment rights and responsibilities
  • You have rights as an apprentice and employee, and will receive the same company benefits as other employees
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the organisation that manages applications to UK university courses and you need a certain amount of UCAS points to be eligible to study on a degree course.

Apprentices can receive discounts from over 120 high street and online retailers with the NUS Apprentice extra card.
Please contact us on 01344 766666 or email: maria.cumming@bracknell.ac.uk for drop in sessions for Apprenticeship support/advice and CV guidance.


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