- Vocational qualifications gained through job or placement
- Applied learning
- Portfolio of evidence and reflective accounts
- Practical assessments
- Real working experience while gaining a qualification
An apprenticeship is where you work for an employer, gain real life working experience, gain a qualification in that particular industry and earn money at the same time! This could be with a large employer or a one-person business.
You may study for your qualification on-site or at a local college or training provider usually once a week – it will depend on the type of opportunity.
If you pass 5 or more GCSE at grade 4 or above you enter an Advanced Apprenticeship.
If you achieve grades 1-3 you can enter into an Intermediate Apprenticeship (sometimes Intermediate Apprenticeships require grade 4 at English and Maths GCSE)