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What are advanced apprenticeships?

Advanced apprenticeships are the next step-up from level 2 or intermediate apprenticeships, and offer you a great stepping stone into a career with an employer of your choice, while you complete your studies. You will usually be working towards a Level 3 qualification or equivalent, along with a knowledge-based certificate.

Get hands-on experience

Advanced apprenticeships offer you the unique opportunity to get practical experience in a career of your choice, as well as the ability to apply the knowledge that you learn to real-world problems.

Access to a professional network

As an advanced apprentice, you’ll have the opportunity to work with professionals across sectors and this can help build a supportive professional network earlier.

A different way to learn

Advanced apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to continue with your studies outside the traditional classroom environment while also earning a wage in the process.

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Frequently asked questions

Still in doubt about advanced apprenticeships? Take a look at some of the questions that are frequently asked about these apprenticeships.
What are advanced apprenticeships equivalent to?
Advanced apprenticeships are often considered equivalent to TWO A-Level passes. Doing one of these apprenticeships will see you undertaking a Level 3 qualification such as a Level 3 NVQ, while also obtaining a professional knowledge-based certification such as a BTEC, along with functional skills in English and Maths (if required).
Can you do a Level 3 apprenticeship after school?
You often choose to do a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship right after your GCSEs. Since these apprenticeships are equivalent to 2 A-Level passes, you may often need at least 5 GCSEs or more to be eligible. You’ll also need to be:
  • Aged 16 by the end of your summer holidays
  • Living in the UK full-time
  • Not enrolled for full-time education
Can I go to university after an advanced apprenticeship?
Since an Advanced apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to get qualifications that are equivalent to 2 A-Level passes, you may be able to go down the university route should you so wish to. However, since your apprenticeship will have already equipped you with the necessary skills and qualifications that are relevant to the industry you’re working in, we recommend taking a look at some degree apprenticeship options. These higher-level apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to continue working and earning a salary, while also working towards a fully-funded degree.
What is the difference between doing A-levels, attending an FE college and doing an Advanced Apprenticeship?
In a nutshell, the biggest difference between advanced apprenticeship, going to an FE college and doing your A-levels is the way you’re likely to study or learn.
A-Levels are often delivered in a more traditional classroom-style setting, with more focus on written assignments, essays and exams. So it’s quite similar to school.
A Further Education College, on the other hand, is slightly less-formal that school, but is still quite focussed on the classroom-based study. You may have a bit more flexibility in your timetable, with the opportunity to study different qualifications other than just A-levels.
An Advanced apprenticeship splits your time between the classroom or training provider and learning on the job with your employer. Your assessment is usually consists of a mixture of academic and practical assessments, and you’ll also be earning a salary while studying.
Why should I consider an advanced apprenticeship?
Much like other apprenticeships, an advanced apprenticeship is a great alternative pathway into a potential career, especially if:
  • You feel confident about the industry you want to work in
  • You’re ready to switch up how you learn and try something new
  • You’ve got the GCSE grades that will help get you into a program
  • You want to start earning a wage while you continue to study
  • You feel ready for some more responsibility