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An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go. If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full time education you can apply. They take between one and four years to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries. As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.



Key benefits of being an apprentice;


  • earning a salary
  • getting paid holidays
  • receiving training
  • gaining qualifications
  • learning job-specific skills


Earning while you're learning 


Apprentices do real jobs for real employers. So you're paid while you learn. If you are entering work for the first time, you will start earning from day one of your apprenticeship. 


There is no set rate of pay for apprentices, however all employed apprentices must receive a minimum wage, which can be found on the Government website by clicking here. However the average wage per week for an apprentice is now around £170 and in some job roles around £210 per week. 


Finally, research shows that apprentices earn, on average, over £100,000 more throughout their lifetime than other employees.


Learn on the job


Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifiations and earning money all at the same time. You work towards a work-based qualification such as a National Vocational Qualifictaion (NVQ) and other nationally recognised qualifications. Employers all over the country recognise and value apprenticeships as they show that you've been trained in the skills they need.


Apprenticeships typically take between one and four years to complete, depending on the type of apprenticeship and the level. There is no set time to complete an apprenticeship as they vary widely in content and size. The length of time taken will depend on the ability of the individual apprentice and the employer's requirements. 


Support during training


Your employer or training provider will make sure you have support. Their job is to ensure that your training fits your personal requirements, offers the skills needed for the job and satifies national standards. They will also be there to help you through any difficult times.




Apprenticeships can be demanding but they are very rewarding. Because Apprenticeships train you in the skills employers want. They give you choices in your career. 


Your career doesn't have to stop at the Intermediate, Advanced or Higher Level Apprenticeship, if you want to go on to University you will find that many institutes of Higher Education value your skills and knowledge and will happily offer you a place on a Foundation Degree or other higher level qualifications.


A choice of industries and employers


Apprenticeships have been developed by a wide range of industry sectors and are available with different types of employers from large national companies such as British Gas and BMW to smaller local companies.


There are more than 200 different types of apprenticeships available offering over 1,200 job roles. The right one for you will depend on your interests, your experience and the opportunities in your area.


Source - The National Apprenticeship Service website (May 2013). For more information click here

Online Resources

Smart Assessor:
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Functional Skills: 

For practice test papers, sample assessment materials, the specification and further guidance:
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Apprentices Oyster Card:
Further details about the scheme are available on the Transport for London website at



Unique Learner Number (ULN):
The ULN is a 10-digit number allocated to learners which will be theirs for life and not be recycled, for example, it will never be given to another learner. Learners wishing to view their Personal Learning Record (PLR) will need to have a ULN.


The ULN is used by the education sector to share personal learning records and ensure that the correct information is recorded in the correct learning record.


To generate a new ULN we use the following information:


Learner's Full Name
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Full Address

To find out more, please Click Here 

Student Documents

Application Form
TrainPlus Enrolment Form 2018-19.docx
Microsoft Word document [148.0 KB]
Notification of Absence Form
Notification of Absence Form.doc
Microsoft Word document [52.5 KB]
Student Attendance Procedure
Attendance Procedure Version 2.docx
Microsoft Word document [42.8 KB]
Student Complaints Form
Complaint Form 10.08.17.rtf
Text document [90.4 KB]
Social Media Code of Conduct
Social Media Code of Conduct.doc
Microsoft Word document [34.0 KB]
Student Exit Form
TrainPlus Student Exit Record Form.docx
Microsoft Word document [33.2 KB]

Students Complaints Procedure (Under Review)

Student Handbook
Student Handbook 2018 - 2019.docx
Microsoft Word document [6.2 MB]

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