What is an Advanced Apprenticeship?
An Advanced Apprenticeship is a step above Intermediate Apprenticeships. Advanced Apprenticeships generally last between one year and four years, although they can be longer.
What Qualifications will I need to do an Advanced Apprenticeship?
Generally, to be eligible to do an Advanced Apprenticeship you must have either completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship or have at least at least five GCSEs grades A*-C (or equivalent), although this isn’t always the case. If you need to improve your skills, such as literacy and numeracy, there’s an Access to Apprenticeship scheme run by the National Apprenticeship Service that will help you out.
What qualifications will I get with an Advanced Apprenticeship?
Advanced Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to earn while you learn. They involve work-based learning, such as a Level 3 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
To put it simply: completing an Advanced Apprenticeship is the equivalent to gaining two A-level passes. You’ll also gain relevant technical certificates or qualifications (depending on your type of apprenticeship). Once you’ve completed an Advanced Apprenticeship, you’ll be eligible to do a Higher Apprenticeship.