At the end of your apprenticeship, you will have earnt a qualification that employers will recognise and understand. There are three types of apprenticeships available:
- Intermediate Level Apprenticeships - Level 2 framework - This is equivalent to 5 GCSEs A* - C grade. (typical duration 12 - 18 months)
- Advanced Level Apprenticeships - Level 3 framework - This is equivalent to two A Levels at A - C grade. (18 - 24 months)
Higher Level Apprenticeships - Level 4-6 framework - These apprenticeships are a lot more demanding, but can provide you with a degree level qualification. (24 months +)
Off the job training:
All apprenticeships are required to offer 20% off the job training. This includes:
• The teaching of theory (for example: lectures, role playing, simulation exercises, online learning or manufacturer training),
• Practical training: shadowing, mentoring, industry visits and attendance at competitions.
• Learning support and time spent writing assessments/assignments.
It does not include:
• English and maths (up to level 2) which is funded separately.
• Progress reviews or on-programme assessment needed for an apprenticeship framework or standard.
• Training which takes place outside the apprentice’s paid working hours.
How it is delivered:
• It can take place at the employer’s location or off site.
• Over the course of an apprenticeship not an academic year.
• Off-the-job training must teach new knowledge, skills and/or behaviors that will contribute to the successful achievement of an apprenticeship. Therefore, a progress review wouldn’t contribute to this.
• Being taught how to operate a new machine or undertaking e-learning at your desk is a contribution towards the 20%.
More information can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/621565/OTJ_training_guidance.pdf