Intermediate Apprenticeships Explained

Also known as level 2 apprenticeships, Intermediate apprenticeships are equivalent to five GCSEs and are an alternative to learning in a traditional classroom environment. You will spend most of your time in the work environment with some study away from work with a college or training provider – usually four days at work and one day studying, but this will vary dependant on your employer.

Intermediate apprenticeships are suitable for school leavers or those who have little or no experience working in a chosen area and if you want to work your way up, you can go on to complete advancedhigher, and degree apprenticeships.

What qualifications do I need?

  • Entry requirements will vary dependant on the employer but level 2 apprenticeships usually don’t require any formal qualifications
  • You will need to be 16 years old or over but you can apply before that age, you need to be 16 by the time you start the apprenticeship
  • You will need to take functional skills as part of the apprenticeship, which is an alternative to GCSEs

How to apply for an apprenticeship

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