There are two types of Apprenticeship qualification, a Level 2 and a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. The level you start at will depend on your skills and experience.
All Apprenticeships include the following: an NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) Qualification, Functional Skills and a Technical Certificate. An Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised qualification that gives you the best start to your career.
- NVQ’s are work-related qualifications based on national occupational standards that develop the practical skills and knowledge needed in a specific job. They are split into units and each unit is assessed. Assessment will be through the observation of practical work and the creation of a portfolio of evidence.
- Functional Skills are a range of essential skills required in everyday life and in the workplace. These include: Communication, Information Technology, and Application of Numbers.
- Technical certificates are recognised by employers and are aimed at developing your skills and knowledge in a particular aspect of your job.When working with an employer, you will be entitled to paid holidays just like any other employee. The amount of holiday days you will get will depend on the terms of your employment.
- In most cases, you will be paid at the start of your Apprenticeship. The wage or salary you will receive will depend on your employer, however it will at the least be in line with the minimum wage.