Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to learn in the workplace. You will be taken on by an employer who teaches you practical skills relating to the occupational area that you have chosen. You will spend one day a week at college where you will gain the theoretical support to achieve the specific qualifications for your chosen career area. You will be paid approximately £100 a week.
To research into different apprenticeship schemes look at www.apprenticeships.org.uk which has a wealth of information and advertises a number of vacancies. Register on the site if you are interested in receiving details on specific apprenticeships schemes.
Some companies have set timescales when they recruit. It is important if you are considering an apprenticeship scheme that you look into opportunities and apply early.
A typical entry criteria: A minimum of 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) to include an A-C pass in English Language, double Science and Maths.
A typical entry criteria: A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade B or above. Have or are predicted to gain 3 A Levels or equivalent at grades B or above.
Apprenticeships in some careers offer the opportunity of doing a Foundation Degree program. This is a two year program where you will be expected to study at university level either by attending university on a day release or distance learning.
Teachers’ subject knowledge is a major strength of the provision and enables teachers to deepen students’ understanding through highly insightful and effective questioning.Ofsted (2018)
Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour, and pupils respond well as a result. They are proud of their school and the work that they do.Ofsted (2018)
Provision in the sixth form is outstanding…students have study programmes very well suited to their needs, resulting in excellent progress.Ofsted (2018)
Pupils’ behaviour is good. Strong relationships with staff help pupils to feel secure and promote their personal development well.Ofsted (2018)
The curriculum enables pupils to pursue their interests and prepares them well for their next steps.Ofsted (2018)
There is a very effective safeguarding culture in the school. The college system provides good pastoral care and helps to build effective links with parents and carers.Ofsted (2018)
Senior leaders and governors are ambitious for the school and its pupilsOfsted (2018)