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.

What are the benefits of doing an Apprenticeship?

The benefits of doing an apprenticeship include:

  • From day one of starting a placement, you will start earning a salary.
  • Apprenticeships give you real life job experience, which is valued by employers.
  • You will gain a recognised qualification (equivalent to 5 GCSE’s A-C grade, or 2 A Levels for the Advanced Apprenticeship programme).
  • Apprenticeships are a debt free route to getting onto the career ladder.
  • Once employed, apprentices are entitled to paid holidays.
  • Not only will we help you to search and apply for vacancies, we will:
  • Help you update and improve your CV
  • Assist you with interview techniques
  • Arrange all interviews on your behalf
  • Match you with the right vacancies
  • At HCUK Training, we can offer apprentice placements in many areas. It’s up to you to select the one that suits you best. Here’s what we can offer:
  • Business Administration
  • Childcare
  • Health and Social Care
  • IT
  • Motor vehicle
  • Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Construction
  • Creative Design
  • Customer Service
  • Accounting (AAT)
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Creative and Digital
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Fabrication and Welding