What is an Intermediate Apprenticeship?
Intermediate Apprenticeships are the first level of apprenticeships. They are designed to equip you with the skills to thrive in the world of employment. From an intermediate apprenticeship, you might go on to do an Advanced Apprenticeship or secure a related job.
What Qualifications will I need to do an Intermediate Apprenticeship?
Employers might ask for two or more GCSE grades (A*-C) or equivalent. For some Intermediate Apprenticeships, however, you might not need any formal qualifications. If you don’t have GCSEs in English and Math’s, though, you’ll usually be required to take a basic numeracy and literacy test. As part of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, you’ll then either take a GSCE qualification in English or a Functional or Key Skills qualification at either Level 1 or Level 2.
If you don’t quite meet the entry requirements, the National Apprenticeship Service runs an Access to Apprenticeship pathway.
What Qualifications will I get with an Intermediate Apprenticeship?
One of the best things about an Intermediate Apprenticeship is that you’ll have a bunch of qualifications by the end of it if you work hard. These will include a Level 2 Competence qualification, a Functional Skills qualification and a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
The Level 2 qualification will usually be a NVQ at Level 2, which is equivalent to five GCSEs grades A*-C. You might also work towards a BTEC, GCSE, or City & Guilds qualification.
Once you’ve completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship, you’ll be eligible to move on to an Advanced Apprenticeship.