Apprenticeships are open to all age groups (above 16 yrs) whether you're just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career. Doing an Apprenticeship means you can earn while you learn and learn in a way that's best suited to you.
While doing an apprenticeship through Bath College you will receive support from your college assessor who will work with you throughout the period of your apprenticeship to ensure that meet the requirements of the course.
Apprenticeships include the following elements:
- An appropriate work-based qualification such as a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at Level 2 or Level 3 or above;
- Functional Skill qualifications ensuring you have a minimum required level of English and maths;
And many include:
- A technical qualification such as a BTEC or City & Guilds award (relevant to the specific Apprenticeship);
- Other qualifications or requirements as specified by the particular occupation.
National Apprenticeships Service
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study and take one to four years to complete depending on their level.
As an apprentice, you will:
- Work alongside experienced staff
- Gain job-specific skills
- Earn a wage and get holiday pay
- Study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)