What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job with training. Being an apprentice means that you have a job that includes achieving recognised qualifications and essential work skills whilst you are earning a wage. Apprenticeship standards are designed and developed by groups of employers and are approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships are funded programmes of learning and include off the job paid training, self study, mentoring, shadowing. Apprentices will develop the behaviours, knowledge and skills of a competent worker. Along the way apprentices will achieve qualifications , functional skill maths, functional skill English and in most cases occupational qualifications. All apprentices will be assessed at end point.

Here is some guidance around Off the Job Training



Who is eligible for funding for an Apprenticeship?

Anyone of working age who is in employment can undertake an apprenticeship.