Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to learn in the workplace. You will be taken on by an employer who teaches you practical skills relating to the occupational area that you have chosen. You will spend one day a week at college where you will gain the theoretical support to achieve the specific qualifications for your chosen career area. You will be paid approximately £100 a week.
To research into different apprenticeship schemes look at www.apprenticeships.org.uk which has a wealth of information and advertises a number of vacancies. Register on the site if you are interested in receiving details on specific apprenticeships schemes.
Some companies have set timescales when they recruit. It is important if you are considering an apprenticeship scheme that you look into opportunities and apply early.
A typical entry criteria: A minimum of 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) to include an A-C pass in English Language, double Science and Maths.
A typical entry criteria: A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade B or above. Have or are predicted to gain 3 A Levels or equivalent at grades B or above.
Apprenticeships in some careers offer the opportunity of doing a Foundation Degree program. This is a two year program where you will be expected to study at university level either by attending university on a day release or distance learning.
The Principals, other senior leaders and governors, provide outstanding leadership.Ofsted
Relationships are enhanced by the college structure. Students say, and inspectors agree, that there is a close family feel to being in a smaller college unit, and that students enjoy school more because of this.Ofsted
Students participate readily in the wide range of sports, social, art, music and drama activities that the school provides. Many students attend the after school and weekend revision clubs that staff provide.Ofsted
The school organises the wide range of subjects it teaches extremely well, and reviews them regularly, adjusting its provision to meet the changing needs of students.Ofsted
Teaching is challenging. It is based on accurate assessment of how well students make progress, what their individual learning needs are, and what kinds of activities will best make sure that they learn well.Ofsted
Students make outstanding progress in English and mathematics. Students’ progress in business, design and technology, ICT and physical education is also outstanding. Students make good progress overall.Ofsted