Apprenticeship qualifications combine practical work based training with study.   Apprenticeships are an accessible way to improve your long term career prospects.

Apprenticeship qualifications combine practical training in a job with study.   Apprenticeships are an accessible way to improve your long term career prospects.  

As an apprentice you will:

Apprenticeship qualifications take 1 to 2 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship qualifications

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C / 4
Advanced 3 2 A level passes

Who can apply

  • 16 or over
  • Living in England
  • Not in full-time education
  • Employed 30+ hours a week

Further information

The apprenticeship qualification will be a combination of work based assessment and attendance at training days.  All study is intended to enhance and underpin knowledge in your area of work.   Our work based provision also includes ‘distance’ contact, involving the remote completion of assignments, worksheets and more.  As an apprentice you will be required to submit any distance assignments for grading.  In return we will provide full and comprehensive feedback.  We support you to attain the required standard of occupational competency set against National Occupational Standards.

A minimum of 12 months is all the time you need to complete an apprenticeship qualification.   However to achieve within this time frame, Activfirst requires your dedication and commitment.  The apprenticeship training and assessment will be arranged around your work (as much as possible) and most evidence will be gathered by observing you carry out your day-to-day role.

Find out more

If you would like to learn more about our apprenticeship qualifications and how they can help you to achieve your career aspirations, please get in touch.