Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.


As an apprentice you’ll:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay (more information)
  • study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship has an equivalent education level and can be:

  • Intermediate – equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
  • Advanced – equivalent to 2 A level passes
  • Higher – can lead to NVQ Level 4 and above, or a foundation degree

Who Can Apply

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

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There are 3 steps to applying for an apprenticeship.

  1. Decide on the apprenticeship you want
  2. Register, then attend the CV and interview workshops
  3. Be put forward for interviews with suitable vacancies

To contact REED ncfe please contact:

Tel:    0161 296 6112

Apprenticeship Helpline

Tel:   0800 015 0400    or    0247 682 6482

For a full list of Apprenticeship courses, please use the link below.

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