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Can I get an Apprenticeship without any qualifications?

If you’re wondering can I get an Apprenticeship without any qualifications – in short, yes you can. Not all Apprenticeships require GCSEs or any qualifications at all for that matter. We’ve put together a guide to help you understand Apprenticeships and the levels you can do without any qualifications.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeships is a combination of practical hands on work, where you’ll gain experience and develop skills, combined with off the job training. You will gain a nationally recognised qualification and earn a salary. Apprenticeship levels range from intermediate to degree.

Can I get an Apprenticeship without any qualifications?

If you have no qualifications prior to an Apprenticeship don’t panic; there are options for you in hundreds of roles. Entry level Apprenticeships (intermediate) sometimes won’t require you to have any qualifications. These are equivalent to having 5 GCSE passes and from there you can embark on an advanced level Apprenticeship once completed. If you don’t have any GCSEs in English, Maths and IT, you will normally need to complete functional skills which will be completed alongside your Apprenticeship.

What Apprenticeship Programmes are available to me?

If you don’t have any qualification there is still a wide range of roles available to you. To name a few:

  • Landbased, Environmental, Animal Care
  • Business, Admin, Finance
  • Construction
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Hospitality and Travel
  • Customer Service
  • Retail
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Creative, Digital, Media
  • IT and Telecoms
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Health and Childcare
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Finding an Intermediate Apprenticeship

It’s never been so simple finding an Apprenticeship via the Careermap website. Simply choose ‘Apprenticeships’ from the drop-down menu, select what type of Apprenticeship you’re looking for and then enter your location, you can then quickly scan through the Apprenticeships which are labelled by levels so if you have no qualifications, you’ll be looking for level 2 Apprenticeships. Then apply and you’re one step closer to finding your dream role. Good luck!

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