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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

national apprenticeships week 2024

This year is the 17th anniversary of National Apprenticeships Week: a week dedicated to raising awareness of the many benefits of following apprenticeship routes into employment once students leave education. You can find out more by searching for #NAW24 from 5th to 11th February 2024.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are an option for many students to gain valuable experience by combining paid work with off-the-job training, which will lead to nationally recognised qualifications. A wide range of apprenticeships in many different fields are available to people over the age of 16. Apprenticeships are offered at different levels, depending on experience and prior qualifications:

  • Intermediate Apprenticeships are Level 2, which is the equivalent of GCSE level.
  • Advanced Apprenticeships are Level 3, the equivalent of A level.
  • Higher Apprenticeships range between Levels 4 to 7, which can be Foundation Degree equivalent or above.
  • Degree Apprenticeships are Level 6 or 7, and are equivalent to Bachelor's or Master's Degrees

More information about Apprenticeships can be found on the government website

What is available to me?

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A whole host of Apprenticeships are available across the country, with many large corporations offering Higher and Degree apprenticeships for those of our students currently in 6th form. A list of current vacancies can be found here.