What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are designed to help you to gain hands-on experience within almost any industry. You learn new practical skills while earning a qualification and receiving a living wage. They take one to five years to complete and are open to anyone over the age of 16. There are three types of apprenticeships and they all require different levels of qualifications

Apprenticeships have the following equivalent educational levels:




Level 2

Equivalent Level



Level 3

Equivalent Level

A Levels

Higher Education

Level 4, 5, 6 & 7

Equivalent Level

Foundation Degree and above 


Level 6 & 7

Equivalent Level

Bachelor or Masters Degree

Skills, Knowledge and Competencies

What will I get paid?

Year 23 and over 21 to 22 18-20 Under 18  Apprentice
April 2023 £10.42 £10.18 £7.49 £5.28 £5.28

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