Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships

If you want to become an apprentice you will need to show that you have the ability to complete the programme.

The entry requirements for Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships vary depending on the training provider and employer.

Intermediate Apprenticeship

For a level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship you will need to have gained GCSEs qualifications. The grades you need will depend on the individual job.  If you haven't got Grade 4+ in English and maths then you will get help with these subjects.

You might also be able to gain entry to an apprenticeship even if you have lower grades, as a training provider might assess your general ability as being of the right level to get started.

Advanced Apprenticeships

For a level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship you will need at least 5 GCSEs with grades 4-9. English and maths  grades 4 - 9 may be required.

Many Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) are highly competitive and some applicants might already have completed A Levels or other Level 3 qualifications. 

An Advanced Apprenticeship enables you to develop work based skills in a particular job or sector. 

Many A level and BTEC Level 3 students start at this level, even though they already have a Level 3 qualification. This is so they can develop experience of the job area.  Some professional areas such as training to be an accounting technician require everyone to start at Level 2 regardless of whether a student has A levels or not.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Your career doesn’t have to stop after an Advanced Apprenticeship. If you want to go on to study at a higher level you will find many Higher Education institutions and colleges will value your skills and knowledge and there are also lots of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Have a look at the 'Higher Apprenticeship' section to find out more or look at an A - Z list of all available apprenticeships and their levels.

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