Intermediate Apprenticeships (Level 2 Apprenticeships)

Intermediate Apprenticeships are your entry Level Apprenticeship commonly known as Level 2 Apprenticeships offering an NVQ qualification.

Intermediate Apprenticeships

Post 16 apprenticeships

The legal requirement for starting an apprenticeship is that you must be over the age of 16, there is no other specific legal requirements for you to start an apprenticeship. As long as you are not in any other further education you can freely apply for an apprenticeship as this will form part of your further education criteria.

Employers are not allowed to hire an apprentice who is under the age of 16.

Intermediate Apprenticeships generally have an entry requirement of at east two or more GCSE’s although to include English and Maths. Although this is not a mandatory requirement for employers or apprentices alike.  

If you do not have any GCSE’s commonly employers will require you to take English and Maths as subject areas during your apprenticeship. On completion of your apprenticeship you will receive the equivalent of five GCSE’s in the form of an NVQ level 2.


What if I want to do an Apprenticeship and my A-Levels?


When it comes to deciding whether you want to stay on at school to complete your A-Levels or enter the world of work then Intermediate Apprenticeships are great as they offer you both work experience and a route into advancing to an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship which will enable you to train and study towards a BTEC qualification, equivalent to two A-levels.


Having studied for your A-Levels via the apprenticeship route puts you one step ahead of others as you will have the necessary work experience to continue in your chosen career.

You could also then go one step further and start a Higher Apprenticeship to study towards a Foundation Degree and who knows either consider Degree Apprenticeships to complete either a Bachelors or Masters.


What industries offer Intermediate Apprenticeships?

There are lots of industries you could consider if your decide to start an Intermediate Apprenticeship, they include:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Telecommunication
  • Agriculture
  • Information Technology 
  • Retail

All of the above industries are just a few of what would be available for you to kickstart your career with an Intermediate Apprenticeship.

If you want to kickstart your career prospects by starting an Intermediate apprenticeship why not check out all the latest apprenticeship jobs on offer.

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