Information for Parents

How long will an Apprenticeship last?

Apprenticeships can take between 12 – 24 months initially, with specialist and Degree apprenticeships lasting around 3-4 years.

What are the entry requirements?

With some exceptions, the entry requirements for each level are:

Level 2/Intermediate – A*-D/9-3 in Maths and English
Level 3/Advanced – Completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, and/or A*-C/9-4 in English and Maths, or a relevant subject
Level 4/Higher – Completion of an Advanced Apprenticeship or relevant qualification or experience

Amazing Apprenticeships: The Parent Perspective Podcast

“The Parent Perspective” is an exciting podcast series for parents and carers, helping them to support their children with careers advice and guidance. Listen and find out more on the Amazing Apprenticeships website.

How can my child apply for an Apprenticeship?

See our Apprenticeship Vacancies

There are up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies on the government website at any given time.
Apprenticeships are available all year round, so if the right one isn’t there don’t worry, you may be able to find it later in the year.

If your child has a part-time job already or has an employer who wants them to work as an apprentice, both the employer and your child can register with us and we will help to set everything up.

Will my child be paid?

Salaries depend on the company, and level of apprenticeship, but there is a minimum wage for apprentices, which can be found on the government website.

What will my child get out of an Apprenticeship?

  • The opportunity for excellent career progression
  • Hands-on training with an employer
  • A paid salary, and holidays
  • A nationally recognised qualification.

For more information about Apprenticeships speak to our Apprenticeship Team on 01252 407299 or get in contact at business@farn-ct.ac.uk

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