What are Apprenticeships?
They are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications.
Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. Over 130,000 companies offer apprentice places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business
- Increased productivity
- Improved competitiveness
- Committed and competent work-force
- Motivated workforce
Apprenticeships with City College
City College strives to build long term relationships with employers throughout the Southern Region through the delivery of Apprenticeships. It works with employers and young people to ensure the training provided meets individual and business needs, both now and in the future.
Over 130,000 companies offer apprentice places because they understand the benefi ts that apprentices bring to their business: Introduction to City College Apprenticeship Programme
Who are they for?
You can use Apprenticeships to train both new and existing employees. Funding is available to train apprentices.
What levels are available?
There are three levels of Apprenticeship available for those aged 16 and over:
Apprenticeships (equivalent to five good GCSE passes)
Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as an NVQ Level 2 or Diploma, Key Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge based qualification such as a BTEC.
Advanced Apprenticeships (equivalent to two A-level passes)
Advanced apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as an NVQ Level 3 or Diploma, Key Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge based certificate such as a BTEC. To start this programme, the applicant should ideally have five GCSEs (grade C or above) or have completed an Apprenticeship.
Higher apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as an NVQ Level 4 and, in some cases, a knowledge-based qualification such as a Foundation degree.
Apprentices can also progress to higher education, including university degrees.
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