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There are two types of apprenticeship - wholly in the workplace and some with day release into college. However, they both involve a mix of work and study.

Work

When you are an apprentice, you are a full staff member of your employer, meaning you get paid and will be part of the workforce. Read about the wages you will receive as an apprentice here.

Your employer may have a range of learning opportunities for you alongside other employees. Details of this may be included in a vacancy advertisement, or you can ask at interview.

However a key part of your apprenticeship is that you will receive training from us towards a qualification linked to your work.

Learning

The type of learning you receive on your apprenticeship will depend on the qualification you are studying for and the requirements of your employer.

Workplace learning

With workplace learning, your training will be delivered through various methods including an online e-Portfolio, visits to your employer by your Skills Coach and classroom delivery where requested by your employer.

College learning

When apprenticeships are setup for college learning, you will spend 4 days in the workplace and 1 day per week (known as day release) in college to study for your qualification. You will evidence your work via online e-Portfolio and examinations.

Assessment

Some apprenticeships include an assessment at the end, such as an exam. Your Skills Coach can advise what applies to your apprenticeship, or ask the Recruiter when applying for a vacancy.