Advanced Apprenticeships

An advanced apprenticeship usually takes 2 years to complete and is generally considered to be equivalent to gaining two A-Levels.

Your time is split between working for a company and then studying for your qualification usually once a week – either by attending a further education college, training provider or through on-site training.

Earn while you learn

When completing an apprenticeship you will get paid! There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in. Your employment contract should confirm your rate of pay.

» Find out more about apprentice pay and the National Minimum Wage

What qualifications do I need?

You can enter an advance apprenticeship if you pass 5 or more GCSE at grade 4 or above or if you have completed an intermediate apprenticeship.

Once you’ve completed an advanced apprenticeship, you’ll be eligible to do a higher apprenticeship.

In order to take an apprenticeship, you will need to:

  • Identify what you want to do for an apprenticeship
  • Research apprenticeship job opportunities
  • Apply for apprenticeship job opportunities
  • Go through an interview selection process

How to apply for an apprenticeship

If you think an apprenticeship is for you, here are the five key steps for applying…