Description – Intermediate, advanced higher and degree apprenticeships combine practical on-the-job skills training with off-the-job learning. You’ll get training that is relevant to your job and be paid a salary. Start at a level to suit you, with support if you have special needs or a disability.
Vacancies – https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Information for students – https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices
Information for parents – https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/influencers/support-for-parents-and-guardians
Description – A course that includes a work placement that will get you ready for an apprenticeship or a job. You’ll get work experience and some help to apply for your next steps. You can also improve your maths and English skills. You’ll get work experience and some help to apply for whatever you do next
What is a traineeship? – https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/school-leaver-options/apprenticeships/what-is-a-traineeship
Information for parents – https://careerpilot.org.uk/parent-zone/all-questions/what-is-a-traineeship-and-how-can-my-child-find-one
Find a traineeship – https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship
Description – Carry on studying subjects you took for GCSE to a higher level, or pick new ones you may not have done before like economics, law or psychology. You could take 3 very different subjects you are interested in to keep your career options open or choose more closely related subjects if you need them for a specific career.
Information on A-Levels – https://www.ucas.com/further-education/post-16-qualifications/qualifications-you-can-take/levels
Description – Designed in partnership with employers to give you the skills and knowledge to get on in the workplace. You’ll combine classroom learning with real work placements. 1 T Level is the equivalent of 3 A levels.
Information on T-Levels – https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/students
School Leaver Schemes
Description – A chance to learn and train with a large company while earning a wage. Offered in sectors like accountancy, engineering, finance, IT, law, leisure and retail. Similar to graduate employment schemes run over a longer period of time.
Description – Supported internships are for young people with learning difficulties or learning disabilities, who need extra support to get a job.
Description – Qualifications that give you a broad overview of working in a specific sector, like business, media, engineering, leisure or science and technology. A mix of classroom-based learning with the chance to get some practical skills.
Vocational and Technical Qualifications
Description – These courses teach you the practical skills and knowledge for a particular area of employment. They can prepare you for a broad employment sector, like engineering or travel and tourism, or for a specific job like a chef or a hairdresser. Qualifications which teach you how to do tasks specifically related to the industry and role you want to be involved in.