🚧 NSCG | Apprenticeships
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Apprenticeships are great if you want to jump straight into the world of work, earn a wage and pick up technical and practical skills whilst you study for a nationally-recognised qualification. Our team from The Apprenticeship Hub are here to help, so you can chat through your options and find the right apprenticeship for you.

This is you:

• I know what job I want and I’d like to start now

• I want to experience student life and work life

• I want to get the right qualifications for my job

• I want to start earning money

• I want to study to kick-start my career or get into university

You’ll need:

• Two or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above in subjects that are relevant to your course.

You should be looking for a job, already have one or ask for help finding one through The Apprenticeship Hub.

Your Study Programme:

• 20% study time - off the job at college or in the workplace

• An apprenticeship (Intermediate Level 2 or Advanced Level 3)

• Maths and English*


There are three levels of study:

  • Apprenticeship - usually two GCSEs at grade C or above or an NVQ Level 1. The Apprenticeship leads to NVQ Level 2 plus Functional Skills and a Technical Certificate. The NVQ Level 2 is equivalent to five GCSEs at grade A* to C.
  • Advanced Apprenticeship - usually four or more GCSEs at grade C or above (there may be specific GCSE subjects and grades for some work areas) or successful completion of an Apprenticeship Programme.

The Advanced Apprenticeship leads to NVQ Level 3 plus Functional Skills and a Technical Certificate. The NVQ Level 3 is equivalent to two A Levels and can allow you to progress on to higher education programmes.

  • Higher Apprenticeship - You need to have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship or another relevant Level 3 qualification. The Higher Apprenticeship leads to an NVQ Level 4 with a Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if required.

If you are an employer, go to our employer apprenticeships page.