How can I do an apprenticeship if I have to stay in education until I’m 18?Posted: 10th of February 2015 by
The raised participation age (RPA), introduced by the Government means that young people have to stay in some form of education or training now until they reach the age of 18. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to stay in full-time education at school and that you can’t have a job or specifically an apprenticeship.
What can you do after your GCSEs?
You can go to a college of further education to continue learning or training and you can do 20 hours of work or volunteering a week, combined with education or training and this includes doing an apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship is a job, that you are employed to do whilst studying for a formal qualification, usually one day a week with a training provider. They combine on the job training with classroom based study (usually provided by a local college or training provider). If you want to know how to go about finding and bagging yourself an apprenticeship then you can read our blog ‘How do you find an apprenticeship?’ which tells you how to find an apprenticeship and gives tips on your application and the interview – all good stuff to know.
What can I do an apprenticeship in?
Apprenticeships exist in the majority of sectors including:
- Engineering and Manufacturing
- Education and Training
- Information and Communication Technology
- Retail and Commercial Enterprise
- Health, Public Services and Care
- Science and Mathematics
- Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
- Leisure, Travel and Tourism
- Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
- Arts, Media and Publishing
- Business, Administration and Law
- Science and Maths
There are lots more of your questions answered in our apprenticeship guide which is coming out soon...watch this space
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