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It’s almost the weekend, and in this post, we’re going to go over the types of apprenticeships you can do, and what the equivalent of each level of apprenticeship means. Stay up to date with everything to do with National Apprenticeship Week via our social media, using the Hashtags #LookBeyond and #NAW2020.
Intermediate – Level 2
An intermediate apprenticeship is the equivalent to 5 GCSE Passes. The apprentice will work towards level 2 Certificates or even work-based learning qualifications.
These qualifications provide the skills that are required for the apprentices desired career and allow entry to an advanced level apprenticeship. In other words, an Intermediate apprenticeship is entry level.
Advanced – Level 3
An Advanced apprenticeship is the equivalent to 2 A-Level passes. The apprentice will work towards level 3 work-based learning certificates or qualifications, for example, BTEC.
If you’re looking to start an advanced apprenticeship, the applicant should, ideally, have 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or higher, or have completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship (entry level).
Higher – Level 4, 5, 6 or 7
As a Higher apprentice, you will work towards Level 4, 5, 6 or 7 work based learning diplomas, certificates or knowledge-based qualifications such as foundation degrees or above. The apprentice can also progress to higher education, including university degrees. Higher apprenticeships are a lot tougher than Advanced and Intermediate apprenticeships.
Degree – Level 6 and 7
As with the other levels, a degree apprenticeship combines paid work with study in the university and lead to a bachelor’s or masters degree. A thing to note is that Universities generally set the entry requirement for a degree apprenticeship at least level 3, for instance, A-Levels.
Hopefully this clarifies which type of apprenticeship you’d like to try and take on, but each level has a requirement that may mean you have to complete the prior level. If you have any questions about the types and levels of apprenticeships then get in touch with us today. Capital 4 Training specialises in Levy solutions, training and apprenticeships.
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