'My Apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to achieve my goals and aspirations.'
An Apprenticeship is a real job – with training – where you can achieve a set of nationally recognised qualifications including a Competence Qualification (formerly an NVQ), a Technical Certificate, to prove your knowledge (sometimes the competence and knowledge qualifications are combined), and gain other skills including Maths, English and ICT.
Each year thousands of people in the UK embark on an Apprenticeship to start or progress their chosen career. An Apprenticeship will make a real difference to you as a person – and develop your future prospects.
HTP Apprenticeship College offers Apprenticeships at three levels:
- Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
- Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
- Higher Apprenticeship (Levels 4 & 5)
Most learners start on an Intermediate Apprenticeship before progressing to the Advanced level. Apprenticeships are related to higher level occupational roles, such as supervisor or manager. Higher Apprenticeships offer a great alternative to Further and Higher Education.
You can undertake an Apprenticeship in many different vocational areas. HTP Apprenticeship College specialises in providing high quality Apprenticeships in: Professional Cookery | Hospitality | Business Administration | Retail | Customer Service | Management | Health and Social Care | Cleaning Services
Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels:
|Name||Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Intermediate||2||5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C|
|Advanced||3||2 A Level passes|
|Higher||4 and 5||Foundation Degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Batchelor's or Master's Degree|
There are no formal academic requirements, but you must:
- not be in any other full-time education
- not have completed a full Level 4 or higher qualification or equivalent (unless undertaking some Higher Apprenticeships)
- have been resident in the UK / EEA for the last three years.
Note: You can apply for an Apprenticeship while you’re still at school.
But what if I’m already working?
Many people think that if you are already in work you can’t undertake an Apprenticeship, but that’s not the case. If you’re 16-23 and already employed – either full-time or part time – you can gain nationally recognised qualifications from Level 2 to Level 5 that can really help to improve your career prospects and confidence. In most cases this is at no cost to you or your employer – and it won’t affect your current salary.
You can enrol at any time and you’ll be fully supported at each stage by our qualified Training Consultants. We’ll come to your workplace and explain all the options to you and your employer, so you can choose the Apprenticeship qualifications which will benefit both you and the business.
Apprenticeships are very flexible – you can start at any time and can work at your own pace, as long as you finish within an agreed timescale. At each level, an Apprenticeship takes a minimum of 12 months to complete, and can take up to 24 months.
It’s easy to apply for an Apprenticeship through HTP Apprenticeship College:
- Contact us by phone or via our Contact Form
- We’ll talk to you about your options and, if necessary, help you to complete an HTP Application Form.
- We’ll help you find an appropriate Apprenticeship placement with an employer, and get you started as soon as you’re ready.
You’ll be paid during your Apprenticeship. You’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice, currently this is £3.30 per hour (£3.40 from October 1st 2016). This rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. If you’re an apprentice aged 19 or over and have completed your first year you must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for your age
You must be paid for:
- your normal working hours (minimum 30 hours per week)
- any training that’s part of your Apprenticeship
Yes, you’ll get at least 20 days paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
Thousands of young people have succeeded with an Apprenticeship through HTP Apprenticeship College. You could too!
Learners and Employers explain how they have benefitted from Apprenticeships with HTP.
Luke Kingswell completed his Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration on our full-time course and has now progressed on to his Advanced Apprenticeship at St Mary’s Hospital.
Immediate vacancies availableWe have many Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities available across the South and IOW right now – in all types of businesses.
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