An apprentice spends 80% of their time working for an employer, and the rest of their time working towards industry recognised apprenticeship standards and nationally-certified qualifications.
These qualifications can include:
- Functional skills: GCSE level qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT
- National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs): from level 2 (equal to five GCSEs) up to level 5 (postgraduate degree level)
- Technical certificates: BTECs, City and Guild Progression Awards etc.
- Academic qualifications: Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND) foundation degree or the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree.
Our apprentices at Severn Trent study in a variety of ways depending on the schemes level and structure.
Generally, an apprentice on average will spend 20% of their time training, with college or with a training provider, or via remote learning platforms, such as online lectures. With 80% of the time working alongside experienced professionals, developing their industry knowledge and soft skills on the job.
Apprenticeships can last anywhere from one to six years depending on the level the apprentice is studying at.
They have been divided into FOUR tiers to suit different ages and abilities: intermediate, advanced, higher and degree. The level of apprenticeship that students can apply for all
depends on what qualifications and experience they already have.
Confused by what level your child should be applying to? Read on for a breakdown of each level...