Intermediate Apprenticeships: All you need to know

Intermediate Apprenticeships are equal to 5 GCSEs, they are the first Apprenticeship available and provide an excellent opportunity to school leavers who want to enter the world of work whilst continuing to learn.

Intermediate Apprenticeships are a great way to get started on the career ladder and offer a credible alternative to college and university if full time study isn’t for you.

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How do intermediate Apprenticeships differ from traditional classroom based learning?

Intermediate Apprenticeships offer a combination of academic study in the classroom with employment. If you don’t want to be studying full time and you want to enter employment, earn a wage and you have a clear vision of what industry you’re looking to forge a career in, then an intermediate Apprenticeship could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Intermediate Apprenticeships enable you to gain a nationally recognised qualification, heaps of work experience and highly sought skills in an industry relevant to your career aspirations while also gaining functional skills in Maths and English if you don’t already have them prior to beginning your Apprenticeship journey.  Upon completion of your Apprenticeship there are plenty of progression routes available to you, for instance you might choose to proceed to an advanced Apprenticeship, then after that a higher or degree Apprenticeship. The possibilities really are endless.

Entry requirements for starting an intermediate Apprenticeship vary depending on the employer, some will ask for no prior qualifications whereas others may want two or more.

There are a broad range of intermediate Apprenticeships available to school leavers including the following:

  • Hospitality and Travel,
  • Accounting,
  • Business and Administration,
  • Finance,
  • Leisure, Sports and Fitness,Intermediate Apprenticeships
  • Agriculture, Land-based, Horticulture, Animal Care,
  • Law,
  • Information and Communication Technology and Telecommunications,
  • Education and Childcare,
  • Health and Social Care,
  • Retail,
  • Digital, Media, Publishing and Arts,
  • Engineering,Intermediate Apprenticeships
  • Mechanic and Motor Vehicles,
  • Aviation,
  • Customer Service,
  • Hair and Beauty,
  • Manufacturing,
  • Transport and Logistics,
  • Construction (painting and decorating, plumbing, plastering, bricklaying and many more)

The Institute for Apprenticeships are in charge of overseeing the change of Apprenticeship frameworks to Apprenticeship standards. To see a full list of Apprenticeship standards that are available, and which are currently undergoing development at intermediate level you can visit their website.

Applying for Intermediate Apprenticeships

Have you decided that an intermediate Apprenticeship is the right career route for you? To find a wide range of intermediate Apprenticeships in various roles and industries check out Careermap.

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