Apprenticeships Explained

Studying for an apprenticeship means you can achieve a high quality, internationally recognised qualification, at the same time as earning yourself a wage and getting on-the-job experience.

Plus a whopping 81% of our apprentices stay in employment after qualifying, 74% of these with the same employer they trained with.

Apprenticeships are designed for learners aged 16 and over (conditions apply) and are made up of:

  • an NVQ in your chosen area (e.g. hairdressing) 
  • employment rights and responsibilities
  • functional skills in Maths and English (we also offer ICT but this is not a compulsory part of all apprenticeship programmes)
  • a technical certificate (only applies to Customer Service and Management programmes)

Most apprenticeships will last for at least twelve months and you can expect a minimum working week of 30 hours, with a minimum wage of £3.40 per hour. 

Once you’ve got your qualification there’s also the opportunity to move on to an advanced NVQ Level 3 apprenticeship and develop the skills and experience you’ve already gained.