Apprenticeship levels explained

Apprenticeships are equivalent to academic qualifications. There are three different levels of apprenticeships available. If you are looking to hire an apprentice yet are unsure of which route to take, the National Apprenticeship Service has helpfully outlined the different levels to provide employers with more information.

There are three levels of Apprenticeship available:

  1. Intermediate Level Apprenticeships: Apprentices study for work-based learning      qualifications such as a Level 2 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and usually a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
  2. Advanced Level Apprenticeships: Apprentices work towards work-based learning such as a Level 3 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and usually a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
  3. Higher Apprenticeships: Apprentices undertake a framework at Level 4 and above which will include a competence based qualification, Functional Skills and in some cases a broader vocationally related qualification which could be a Foundation degree.