Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships, like college courses, have different levels which can be matched to your exam grades from school.

The levels offer you pathway to progress. This means you can gain higher level qualifications that employers need staff to have to develop and lead organisations.


Award Level Equivalent education level
Intermediate Level 2 GCSE
Advanced Level 3 A-level
Higher Level 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree Level 6 and 7 Bachelor’s and master’s degree

All apprenticeships include elements of on the job training leading to industry standards or qualifications. Some apprenticeships also require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the apprentice’s ability and competence in the job role.

Off the job training at college is normally one day a week. The apprentice will study theoretical and practical skills to support their learning in the workplace.

Apprentices will also study maths and English up to GCSE grade C (or equivalent) level.


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