Which Apprenticeships Have The Clearest Progression Routes?

Posted: 13th of December 2016 by Anonymous

There is no guarantee that when you secure an apprenticeship at level 2 you will automatically be able to smoothly transition to a level 3 or Higher Apprenticeship with the same company and within the same framework but at a more advanced level.

There are of course apprenticeships at level 3 and above and you should understand that progression doesn’t have to mean progressing on the same course of study, for example a legitimate progression from GCSE can be to A level, to full time vocational study and to an apprenticeship. In the same way progression from A levels can be to a higher national certificate or diploma, to university, to a school leaver programme or to an apprenticeship.

This article is only about clear progression routes with the apprenticeship system –so for those of you who want, for example, to develop a career as a welder but who also want to advance your career beyond being a general welder and who want to this this through the apprenticeship route beginning at level 2.

It is also possible to do an apprenticeship at level 2 and follow this up with a level 3 apprenticeship in a related occupation where your level 2 apprenticeship has developed appropriate skills – like a side step. Again, this article is only looking at those apprenticeship frameworks or standards that have the very clearest progression routes within an occupation.

Progression on Apprenticeship Frameworks

Framework name

Sector Subject Area

Framework level/s

 
 

Accounting

Business, Administration and Law

2 & 3

 

Agriculture

Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Care

2,3 & 4+

 

Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Care

2 & 3

 

 

Aviation Operations on the Ground

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

2 & 3 

 

Barbering

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

2 & 3

 

Beauty Therapy

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

2 & 3 

 

Bookkeeping

Business, Administration and Law

2 & 3 

 

Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

2 & 3

 

Business and Administration

Business, Administration and Law

 2 & 3

 

Catering and Professional Chefs

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Children and Young People's Workforce

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Cleaning and Environmental Support Services

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Coaching

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

 2 & 3

 

Combined Manufacturing Processes

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Community Arts

Arts, Media and Publishing

 2 & 3

 

Composite Engineering 

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Construction Building

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

 2 & 3

 

Construction Civil Engineering

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

 2 & 3

 

Construction Specialist

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

 2 & 3

 

Consumer Electrical and Electronic Products

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Contact Centre Operations

Business, Administration and Law

 2 & 3

 

Costume and Wardrobe

Arts, Media and Publishing

 2 & 3

 

Cultural and Heritage Venue operations

Arts, Media and Publishing

 2 & 3

 

Customer Service

Business, Administration and Law

 2 & 3

 

Design

Arts, Media and Publishing

 2 & 3

 

Domestic Heating

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

 2 & 3

 

Driving Goods Vehicles

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Engineering Manufacture

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Environmental Conservation

Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Care

 2 & 3

 

Equine

Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Care

 2 & 3

 

Exercise and Fitness

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

 2 & 3

 

Extractives and Mineral Processing Occupations

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Facilities Management

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

2, 3 & 4

 

Fashion and Textiles

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Floristry

Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Care

 2 & 3

 

Food and Drink

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Funeral Operations and Services

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Furniture, Furnishing and Interiors Manufacturing

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Game and Wildlife Management

Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Care

 2 & 3

 

Glass Industry

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Hairdressing

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Health - Clinical Healthcare Support

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Health - Healthcare Support Services

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Health - Optical Retail

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Health - Pharmacy Services

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Health and Social Care

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Health Informatics

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Heating and Ventilating

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

 2 & 3

 

Horticulture

Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Care

 2 & 3

 

Hospitality

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Housing

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Information Security

Information and Communication Technology

2,3 & 4

 

IT Application Specialist

Information and Communication Technology

 2 & 3

 

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Information and Communication Technology

2,3 & 4

 

Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Trades

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Laboratory and Science Technicians

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Land-based Engineering

Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Care

 2 & 3

 

Legal Advice

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Legal Services

Business, Administration and Law

2,3 &4

 

Leisure Operations and Leisure Management

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

 2 & 3

 

Libraries, Archives, Records and IM Services

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Licensed Hospitality

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Live Events and Promotion

Arts, Media and Publishing

 2 & 3

 

Logistics Operations

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Management

Business, Administration and Law

2,3&4

 

Maritime Occupations

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Marketing

Business, Administration and Law

 2 & 3

 

Metal Processing and Allied Operations

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Multi-Skilled Vehicle Collision Repair

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Music Business

Arts, Media and Publishing

 2 & 3

 

Nail Services

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Payroll

Business, Administration and Law

 2 & 3

 

Playwork

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

 2 & 3

 

Plumbing and Heating

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

 2 & 3

 

Polymer Processing Operations

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Print and Printed Packaging

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Process Manufacturing

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Production of Coatings

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Property Services

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Providing Financial Services

Business, Administration and Law

 2 & 3

 

Rail Services

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Recruitment

Business, Administration and Law

2,3 &4

 

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

 2 & 3

 

Retail

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Sales and Telesales

Business, Administration and Law

 2 & 3

 

Security Systems

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

Sign making

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Business, Administration and Law

2,3 &4

 

Sound Recording, Engineering and Studio Facilities

Arts, Media and Publishing

 2 & 3

 

Spectator Safety

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

 2 & 3

 

Supply Chain Management

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

2,3 &4

 

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Education and Training

 2 & 3

 

Sustainable Resource Management

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Technical Theatre, Lighting, Sound and Stage

Arts, Media and Publishing

 2 & 3

 

The Gas Industry

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

The Power Industry

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

The Water Industry

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

2,3 &4

 

Traffic Office

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Travel Services

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

 2 & 3

 

Trees and Timber

Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Care

 2 & 3

 

Vehicle Body and Paint

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Vehicle Fitting

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Vehicle Parts

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Vehicle Restoration

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

 2 & 3

 

Vehicle Sales

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Warehousing and Storage

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

 2 & 3

 

Youth Work

Health, Public Services and Care

 2 & 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standards ready for delivery which has clear progression routes

Sector

Apprenticeship

Level

Adult care

Adult Care Worker

2

Adult care

Lead Adult Care Worker

3

Automotive

Product Design and Development Technician

3

Automotive

Product Design and Development Engineer

6

Aviation

Aviation Ground Operative

2

Aviation

Aviation Ground Specialist

3

Bus, Coach and HGV

Bus and Coach Engineering Technician

3

Bus, Coach and HGV

Bus and Coach Engineering Manager

4

Butchery

Butcher

2

Butchery

Advanced Butcher

3

Construction

Highway Electrical Maintenance and Installation Operative

2

Construction

Highway Electrician / Service Operative

3

Conveyancing and probate

Conveyancing Technician

4

Conveyancing and probate

Licensed Conveyancer

6

Dental health

Dental Laboratory Assistant

3

Dental health

Dental Technician

5

Energy and Utilities

Gas Network Team Leader

2

Energy and Utilities

Gas Network Craftsperson

3

Financial Services

Financial Services Customer Adviser

2

Financial Services

Financial Services Administrator

3

Financial Services

Investment Operations Administrator

2

Financial Services

Investment Operations Technician

3

Financial Services

Investment Operations Specialist

4

Financial Services

Credit Controller/Collector

2

Financial Services

Advanced Credit Controller / Debt Collection Specialist

3

Financial Services

Compliance / Risk Officer

3

Financial Services

Senior Compliance / Risk Specialist

6

Food and Drink

Food and Drink Process Operator

2

Food and Drink

Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator

3

Hospitality

Hospitality Team Member

2

Hospitality

Hospitality Supervisor

3

Housing

Housing/Property Management Assistant

2

Housing

Housing/Property Management

3

Housing

Senior Housing/Property Management

4

Insurance

Insurance Practitioner

3

Insurance

Insurance Professional

4

Land-based engineering

Land-based Service Engineer

2

Land-based engineering

Land-based Service Engineering Technician

3

Law

Paralegal

3

Law

Chartered Legal Executive

6

Law

Solicitor

7

Leadership & Management

Team Leader/Supervisor

3

Leadership & Management

Operations/Departmental Manager

5

Leadership & Management

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

6

Life and Industrial Sciences

Laboratory Technician

3

Life and Industrial Sciences

Laboratory Scientist

5

Non-destructive Testing

Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Operator 

2

Non-destructive Testing

Non-destructive Testing Engineering Technician

3

Rail Engineering

Rail Engineering Operative

2

Rail Engineering

Rail Engineering Technician

3

Rail Engineering

Rail Engineering Advanced Technician

4

Retail

Retailer

2

Retail

Retail Team Leader

3

Retail

Retail Manager

4

Surveying

Surveying Technician

3

Surveying

Chartered Surveyor

6

Welding

Welding

2

Welding

Welding

3

 

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