Frequently Asked Questions

What types of apprenticeship are there?

There are three types of apprenticeships:

  • Intermediate (Level 2)
  • Advanced (Level 3)
  • Higher (Level 4 or above)


How old do you have to be to become an apprentice?

You can become an apprentice from the age of 16 years old, providing you are not in full-time education.


What training will I receive?

Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well.

Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training leading to a recognised qualification, and they are available at different levels, letting you choose the speed you wish to learn at.


Where will an Apprenticeship take me?

The qualifications you receive as an Apprentice will be recognised by any employer, anywhere in the country. If you want to go on to further study, an Advanced Apprenticeship is accepted by some universities as an entry qualification for a Degree


What are the entry requirements for an apprenticeship?

Entry requirements vary – some technical apprenticeships, for example, require high GCSE grades in maths, English and science. However, the most important requirements are that you must be in employment, aged 16 or over and you must be living in England and not taking part in full-time education.


Will I have to pay any fees to do an Apprenticeship?

No. The National Apprenticeship Service will pay the full cost of your training if you are aged 16–18. Your employer may be expected to contribute to your training costs if you are older.


Will I be supported by the college?

Yes, you will be assigned a dedicated Assessor. They will support you throughout the entire process, from sign-up and regulation checks, to helping you achieve your deadlines and successfully complete your Apprenticeship programme.